Reif Larsen’s first novel, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet, was a New York Times bestseller and is currently being published in twenty-nine countries. The novel was a 2010 Montana Honor Book, a Border’s Original voices Finalist, and IndieBound Award Finalist and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. The novel is being adapted for the screen by French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet (director of Amélie).He studied at Brown University, and has taught at Columbia University, where he received an M.F.A. in fiction. He is also a filmmaker and has made documentaries in the U.S., the U.K., and sub-Saharan Africa. He lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.