Reif Larsen’s first novel, The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet, was a New York Times Bestseller and later made into a film by Jean Pierre Jeunet (of Amélie fame). Larsen's most recent novel I Am Radar was published in 2015. He is also a film maker and has made documentaries in the US, UK and sub-Saharan Africa and lives with his family in Scotland.
"Larsen’s is an extraordinarily lush and verdant imagination, blooming wildly on the borders of the absurd and the riotous, the surreal and the ordinary…Quite unlike any [novel] I’ve read in a long time. One doesn’t consume it; one enters it, as part of a literary enactment… Brilliant…The effort is well-rewarded: It is both maddening and marvelous…I can’t wait to see what he pulls off next."