Audrey Niffenegger

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General Information

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Name: Audrey Niffenegger

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1963 in South Haven, Michigan



Illinois Connection

Niffenegger's family moved to Evanston, Illinois when she was very young. She attended the Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University. She teaches at Columbia College and has also taught for the Newberry Library, Penland School of Craft and other institutions of higher learning. Niffenegger continues to resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Niffenegger is a visual artist and writer. She was trained as a visual artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and received her MFA from Northwestern University’s Department of Art Theory and Practice.

Niffenegger has been making books by hand since the early 1980s. She has exhibited her artist’s books, prints, paintings, drawings and comics at Printworks Gallery in Chicago since 1987.

Niffenegger is a professor in the Interdisciplinary Book Arts MFA Program at the Columbia College Chicago Centre for Book and Paper Arts. She currently teaches writing courses that specialize in text-image relationships. She has also taught for the Newberry Library, Penland School of Craft and other institutions of higher learning.

In addition to her international bestselling debut novel, The Time Traveler's Wife, Niffenegger is the author of two illustrated novels, The Three Incestuous Sisters and The Adventuress; which were books she had originally printed and bound by hand.

Published Works

  • Time Traveler`s Wife, Macadam/Cage Publishing, 2003
  • The Three Incestuous Sisters: An Illustrated Novel, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2005
  • The Adventuress, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2006
  • Her Fearful Symmetry: A Novel, Scribner, 2009
  • The Night Bookmobile, Abrams ComicArts, 2011

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Time Traveler's Wife

ISBN: 0224071912
Release Date: 2004

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The Three Incestuous Sisters: An Illustrated Novel

ISBN: 0810959275
Release Date: 2005-09-01

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The Adventuress

ISBN: 081097052X
Release Date: 2006-09-01

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Her Fearful Symmetry: A Novel

ISBN: 1439165394
Release Date: 2009-09-29

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The Night Bookmobile

ISBN: 0810996170
Release Date: 2010-09-01

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes, contact publisher:

MacAdam/Cage Publishing

Editorial, Orders and Customer Service

155 Sansome Street, Suite 550

San Francisco, CA 94104-3615


External Links

Audrey Niffenegger on WorldCat

Audrey Niffenegger on Amazon

Audrey Niffenger on Facebook


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