Reif Larsen’s first novel, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet, was a New York Times bestseller and is currently translated into twenty-seven languages. The novel was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the James Tait Black memorial Prize and was adapted into a movie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie). Larsen’s essays and fiction have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Tin House, one story, The Millions, Virginia Quarterly Review, Asymptote Journal and The Believer. His second novel, I Am Radar, was published in 2015 by Penguin Press and was chosen by the Washington Post as one of the best books of the year. Larsen splits his time between the Hudson Valley and Scotland, where he teaches at the University of St Andrews.