Saturday, June 6, 2009

Reif Larsen discusses novel on Diane Rehm Show

Though it's not specifically genre-related, the story of writer Reif Larsen and his recently-published novel The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, will be of interest to writers of any type. He appeared in the second hour of the May 12 Diane Rehm Show. You can get the audio in various formats from the, and I really recommend listening to Larsen talk with Rehm about his process with creating and selling this unique first novel. 

I have not read the book myself, but evidently this story of a 12-year-old with a passion for map-making (who finds himself 
invited to make a presentation at the Smithsonian) is presented in an interesting 
fashion on somewhat oversized pages with footnotes and marginalia throughout it. The book also has a companion website where one can wander through T.S. Spivet's collection and find some additional information to supplement the book.

[pictured, the book's cover and Reif Larsen]

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