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Reif Larsen

Reif Larsen’s first book, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet (Penguin, 2009), was a New York Times bestseller and a 2010 Montana Honor Book. Larsen’s work has also appeared in Tin House, One Story, the Millions, and the Believer.

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by Reif Larsen

Mapping: A Short History of Cars in Cuba

Spring 2014 | Multimedia

Though Cuba ranks 134th in the world in vehicles per capita—only thirty-eight per every one thousand residents, just ahead of Tajikistan—the automobile has become emblematic of this island nation’s turbulent history over the last seventy years [...]

Mapping by Reif Larsen

Mapping: Diasporas

Winter 2014 | Multimedia

The US is filled with remarkable diasporic hot spots, where immigrant and refugee communities have sprung up, most often due to secondary migration patterns.

Exclaves

Mapping: Exclaves

Fall 2013 | Multimedia

A wise man once said that every story is the story of someone trying to make a home in a place where he doesn’t belong. The world is filled with such places. An exclave is a piece of land not bound to the rest of its territory, orphaned by geography. Some of these exclaves are enclaves—that is, territory completely surrounded on all sides by another territory.