Monday, November 21, 2011

Ransom Riggs

I know, I've talked his book a lot recently. It is certainly one of my favorite reads of the year. But the event was fabulous, Ransom was so very interesting, and if you get a chance to listen to him, GO.

What can I tell you about him? He grew up writing stories and making videos in his backyard with friends. He attended the University of Virginia’s Young Writer’s Workshop, went to Kenyon College to study English, then to film school at the University of Southern California. He makes movies, writes screenplays, blogs for, and of course writes books. What else? He says that Tim Burton is interested in making a movie of the book (what a perfect choice), that he collected the photos first, that there will be a sequel (yay!), and that Ransom Riggs is his real name, not the pseudonym I thought it to be. And that the grandfather’s character was based very loosely on his wife’s grandfather .

You can see video of Ransom reading here:

And again, you can read my review here

Really unusual, really good, haunting, creepy, and rather poignant. Can't wait for the sequel.


Unknown said...

he sounds as fascinating as his book. Officially jealous

Anonymous said...

He is a creepy child molester type unfortunately in real life as well.

Anonymous said...

How old is he?