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Ransom Riggs is a writer and filmmaker. He was born in Marland in 1980 and attended the Pine View School for the Gifted in Florida. 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 mostrar mais Mental Floss magazine 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. One of his other books inspired by old photographs entitled Taking Pictures was published in 2012. Hollow City, the sequel to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, also made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Ransom Riggs

Hollow City (2014) 7,735 exemplares
Library of Souls (2015) 5,033 exemplares
A Map of Days (2018) 1,853 exemplares
Tales of the Peculiar (2016) 1,635 exemplares
The Conference of the Birds (2020) 1,098 exemplares
The Desolations of Devil's Acre (2021) 742 exemplares
Scatterbrained (2006) — Autor — 125 exemplares
Hollow City: The Graphic Novel (1635) 123 exemplares
A Map of Days 1 exemplar
Talking Pictures 1 exemplar
Grad pustoduha (2014) 1 exemplar
Sabor ptica (2020) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Wonderful O (1957) — Introdução, algumas edições803 exemplares
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children [2016 film] (2016) — Autor — 435 exemplares
The Art of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) — Prefácio — 44 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1979-02-03
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Maryland, USA
Locais de residência
Maryland, USA
Florida, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Educação
Kenyon College (BA ∙ English ∙ 2001)
University of Southern California (film ∙ 2006)
Pine View School for the Gifted
Ocupações
young adult writer
filmmaker
blogger
Relações
Mafi, Tahereh (spouse)
Organizações
MentalFloss.com
Agente
Kate Schafer Testerman (KT Literary)

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Ransom Riggs (born February 3, 1979) is an American writer and filmmaker best known for the book Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Riggs was born in Maryland in 1979 on a 200-year-old farm, and grew up in Florida, where he attended Pine View School for the Gifted. He studied English literature at Kenyon College, where he was a good friend of John Green. He later 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, and was adapted into the 2016 film of the same name.

Another book inspired by old photographs, Talking Pictures, was published by HarperCollins in October 2012.

The second novel in the Miss Peregrine series, Hollow City, was released in January 2014, with the third installment, Library of Souls, following in September 2015. A spin-off book of short stories, Tales of the Peculiar, was released in September 2016. The fourth novel in the series, A Map of Days, was released in October 2018. The fifth novel in the series, The Conference of the Birds, was released in January 2020.

Riggs married author Tahereh Mafi in 2013. They lived in Santa Monica, California and later moved to Irvine, California. Their first child, a daughter, Layla (means "night" in arabic), was born on May, 30, 2017.

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This graphic novel transforms the eerie magic of the original novel into a visually captivating experience, blending haunting illustrations with a tale of timeless wonder.
 
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bunniex | 20 outras críticas | Feb 22, 2024 |
A dark and fantastical collection of whimsically weird stories, beautifully expanding upon the lore of the quirky Peculiar world with the same gothic charm and inventive twists.
 
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bunniex | 37 outras críticas | Feb 22, 2024 |
A thrilling adventure that mixes daring action and dark fantasy to create a satisfyingly twisted narrative that stays true to its otherworldly roots and complex characters.
 
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bunniex | 134 outras críticas | Feb 22, 2024 |
A gripping sequel that escalates the eerie allure and time-looping intrigue, plunging its characters into a darker world that tests their bonds and bravery.
 
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bunniex | 273 outras críticas | Feb 22, 2024 |

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John J. McGurk Production management
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Estatísticas

Obras
45
Also by
3
Membros
38,943
Popularidade
#461
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
1,683
ISBN
432
Línguas
26
Marcado como favorito
29

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