Reif Larsen Special Guest on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland Saturday 7th March 9-10 PM
This week as my special guest from the arts I’m pleased to be interviewing best-selling author and film-maker Reif Larsen. Reif’s first novel, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet, was a New York Times bestseller, is currently translated into 27 languages, and was adapted into a movie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (of Amélie fame). Vanity Fair commented ‘The Selected Works of T S Spivet about a 12-year-old genius cartographer from Montana, is like nothing you’ve ever picked up…it is steeped in poignancy, humour and wisdom.” Reif’s writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Tin House, one story, The Millions, Asymptote Journal, and The Believer. He studied at Brown University and has taught at Columbia University, where he received an MFA in fiction. Reif is currently serving as the writer-in-residence at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Reif is also a film-maker and has made documentaries in the USA, UK, and Sub Saharan Africa.
Reif’s new book I Am Radar has just come out and is as highly original as Reif’s first book taking in quantum physics, forgotten history, a secretive group of puppeteers and scientists, who stage experimental art for people suffering under war-time sieges, and encompassing environments around the globe. Join me Saturday 9-10 PM to find out more about the life and art of Reif Larsen.
If you enjoy the interview, you can meet Reif in person at Bookshop Santa Cruz on March 11th at 7 PM for a talk, Q&A and book signing.
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