After ten years as a filmmaker, Randi Triant received her MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College. Her first novel, The Treehouse, is available in print, ebook, and audiobook from Sapphire Books Publishing and distributed by Ingram to independent bookstores, as well as by Amazon, Barnes and Noble and others. The Treehouse was included in afterellen.com’s 2018 “Your Ultimate Gay Girl Summer Reading List.”
“Randi Triant’s insightful character-focused novel The Treehouse finds an intertwined cast dealing with relationships, love, and trauma…Frequently witty, clever prose incorporates everything from snappy one-liners to elegant metaphors. A lot of the book is a meditation on the concept of relationships, and it makes some stunning and insightful points: ‘Objects transformed into something else when couples came together, and something else again when they broke up.’” Foreword Reviews
“The Treehouse is fast-paced, emotionally intense, and utterly captivating. You’ll love this story, but you’ll love the characters even more.” Reader’s Favorite Review
Randi’s nonfiction and fiction have appeared in literary journals and magazines. The Pecking Order is in an anthology published by Black Lawrence Press, celebrating the AIDS literary magazine, Art & Understanding: Literature from the First Twenty Years of A&E. The Memorial is in the anthology Fingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS From the Black Diaspora.
Her story Starfish won the Salt Flats Literary Journal Emerging Fiction Writer’s award. Commenting on why she chose ‘Starfish’, judge and author Wendy Rawlings said, “Though it’s a story about infidelity and betrayal, which have of course been written about thousands (millions?) of times, the unsentimentality and economy of this writer’s prose and the precision of the images, which slide effortlessly and therefore convincingly into metaphor, make this old subject new and affecting.”
Randi has taught writing at Emerson College and Boston College.