Audrey Niffenegger, full-time faculty of the Fiction Writing Department, was born in 1963 in South Haven, Michigan, and has lived in or near Chicago for most of her life. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received her MFA from Northwestern University's Department of Art Theory and Practice in '99'. Her work in varied mediums including painting, artist's books, drawing and comics have appeared at Printworks Gallery in Chicago since 1987. In 1994, she and a group of other book artists, papermakers and designers founded a new book arts center, the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. She has taught for the MFA program in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts, Newberry Library, Penland School of Craft, and still teaches at Columbia College Chicago in courses specializing in text-image relationships. She is a founding member of the writing collective Text 3 (T3). Her books include two of her first books printed and bound by hand that have been commercially published by Harry N. Abrams: The Adventuress and The Three Incestuous Sisters; the international bestseller The Time Traveler's Wife, published by McAdams/Cage, which has been made into a movie by the same name; Her Fearful Symmetry published by Scribner and Jonathan Cape; and a serialized graphic novel for the London Guardian, The Night Bookmobile. She is currently working on her third novel, The Chinchilla Girl in Exile.