Reif Larsen

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Reif Larsen
Born 1980 (age 33–34)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Occupation Author
Alma mater Milton Academy
Genre Fiction
Notable works The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

Reif Larsen (born 1980) is an American author, known for The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet,[1] for which Vanity Fair claimed Larsen received just under a million dollars as an advance from Penguin Press following a bidding war between ten publishing houses.[2]

Larsen was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He graduated from Milton Academy in 1998 and then went on to Brown University and Columbia University. He holds an M.F.A in fiction. He has also made films in the United States, the United Kingdom and the sub-Saharan desert.[citation needed] He currently is living in New York.[citation needed]

Larsen's debut novel, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, was adapted into a 2013 film entitled The Young and Prodigious Spivet by director Jean-Pierre Jeunet.[3]


  1. ^ Witt, Emily (June 30, 2011). "Reif Larsen Might Yet Earn Out His Giant Advance". The New York Observer. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Peretz, Evgenia (May 2009), "Reif Larsen’s Map Quest", Vanity Fair, retrieved 11 July 2009 
  3. ^ Lyttelton, Oliver. "Helena Bonham-Carter And Kathy Bates Sign On To Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 'The Young And Prodigious Spivet'". Indie Wire. Indie Wire. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 

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