Audrey Niffenegger

Audrey Niffenegger, author and creative writing professor, has lived in or near Chicago for most of her life. She earned her BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Northwestern University’s Department of Art Theory and Practice. Since 1987, her paintings, artists’ books, drawings and comics have appeared at Chicago’s Printworks Gallery. In 1994, she and some book artists, papermakers and designers founded the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. She taught for the MFA program in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts for years. Her books include The Adventuress, The Three Incestuous Sisters; international best sellers The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry, and The Night Bookmobile, a serialized graphic novel for London’s Guardian. Wayne McGregor recently adapted her Raven Girl for the London Royal Opera House Ballet. In 2013, the National Museum of Women in the Arts exhibited a retrospective of her art and books. She’s at work on a third novel, The Chinchilla Girl in Exile, and a sequel to The Time Traveler’s Wife.