Ransom Riggs - 2012
|Notable work(s)||Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children|
Ransom Riggs is an American writer and filmmaker best known for the book Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
Riggs was born in Maryland on a 200 year old farm, and grew up in Florida where he attended the Pine View School for the Gifted. He studied English literature at Kenyon College, and studied film at the University of Southern California. His work on short films for the Internet and blogging for Mental Floss got him a job writing The Sherlock Holmes Handbook which was released as a tie-in to the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film.
Riggs had collected curious vernacular photographs and approached his publisher, Quirk Books, about using some of them in a picture book. On the suggestion of an editor, Riggs used the photographs as a guide from which to put together a narrative. The resulting book was Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children which made The New York Times Best Seller list.
- The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: The Methods and Mysteries of the World's Greatest Detective. Quirk Books. 2009-09-30. ISBN 978-1-59474-429-7.
- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Quirk Books. 2011-06-07. ISBN 978-1-59474-513-3.
- Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past. Harper Collins. 2012-02-14. ISBN 978-0-06-209949-5.
- "Ransom Riggs - Bio". ransomriggs.com. Archived from the original on 6 September 2012.
- Medley, Mark (21 June 2011). "Freak chic: The "universal creepiness" of Ransom Riggs' new novel". National Post. Archived from the original on 3 January 2012.
- Kit, Borys (17 May 2011). "Heated auction begins by studios for unpublished book". Reuters. Archived from the original on 5 January 2012.
- Rife, Susan (16 December 2011). "Ransom Riggs visits alma mater to discuss 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children'". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Archived from the original on 3 January 2012.
- "Best Sellers - Children's Chapter Books". New York Times. 21 August 2011. Archived from the original on 3 January 2012.
- "Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past by Ransom Riggs". Harper Collins. 5 October 2012. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012.
- "Quirk Announces the Untitled Sequel to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" (Press release). Quirk Books. 17 August 2011. Archived from the original on 1 February 2013.
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