Novelist Reif Larsen is exceptionally good at a lot of things. He writes fascinating novels, such as The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, he constructs fantastic (fictitious) museum exhibits, and is a world class orator. His first novel inspired an award winning film by Jean Pierre Jeunet, director of Amelie, and he’s created a whole new reading experience with his interactive digital novel Entrances & Exits.
Reif’s novels are firm favourites amongst Topping booksellers and browsers alike – we just can’t hear enough about them. So we’re delighted to welcome Reif back to celebrate the paperback release of his epic bildungsroman I Am Radar. Beginning at Radar’s perplexing birth in 1975 – a black child mysteriously born to white parents – the book launches its readers around the globe and throughout history. As Radar falls in with a secretive group of puppeteers and scientists, he is soon forced to confront the true nature of his identity.
The magic of I am Radar and The Selected Works of T S Spivet is in their life beyond the page – they are bursting with illustrations and marginalia of all kinds and they engage the reader in an altogether different experience of stories and storytelling.
Reif joins us for a unique evening of storytelling and merriment, weaving readings with discussion, exhibits and, if we’re lucky, even some interpretive dance.