Christopher Ross was born in 1960. He is a thinker specialising in ‘field philosophy’ – applied experiencialism, or learning from direct immersion in events. Having lived abroad for more than half his adult life he has a wide experience of several cultures. After studying Arabic and Farsi he worked and travelled in the Middle East. He has also lived in the United States, Australia and Japan and visited over one hundred countries in a decade of globe-trotting restlessness. His debut work, Tunnel Visions: Journeys of an Undergroud Philosopher, an account of a year and a half spent in one place, Platform 6 at Oxford Circus on the London Tube, was critically acclaimed for its originality and humour and became a Sunday Times Top Ten non-fiction bestseller. His second book, Mishma's Sword (2006) is an account of a search for the 16th century blade used to cut off the head of Yukio Mishima in his infamous suicide.
Books in order of publication:
Tunnel Vision: Journeys of an Underground Philosopher (2001)
Mishima’s Sword (2006)