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Audrey Niffenegger

USA flag (b.1963)

Audrey Niffenegger is a visual artist and writer who lives mostly in Chicago and occasionally in London. She has published six books, including the novels The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry. She helped to found the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Her art has been exhibited by Printworks Gallery in Chicago since 1986. She is a Professor in the Fiction Department of Columbia College. Her recent projects include a ballet, Raven Girl, in collaboration with Wayne McGregor for the Royal Opera House Ballet.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Science Fiction
Anthologies edited
   Shadow Show (2012) (with Eddie Campbell, Mort Castle, Dave Eggers, Harlan Ellison, Maria FrAihlich, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Alice Hoffman, Charles Paul Wilson III, Sam Weller, Sam Wheeler and Charles Yu)
   Ghostly (2015)
Non fiction
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2005) : The Time Traveler's Wife
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2005) : The Time Traveler's Wife
The Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year Best Book nominee (2005) : The Time Traveler's Wife
Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award Best Novel winner (2006) : The Time Traveler's Wife

Audrey Niffenegger recommends
Trash Sex Magic (2004)
Jennifer Stevenson
"This just absolutely rocks. It's lyrical, it's weird and it's sexy in a very funky way."
The Heroines (2007)
Eileen Favorite
"Funny and tender... a chance to see Scarlett O'Hara and Emma Bovary off duty."
Room (2010)
Emma Donoghue
"Room is a book to read in one sitting. When it's over you look up: the world looks the same but you are somehow different and that feeling lingers for days."
Warm Bodies (2010)
(Warm Bodies, book 1)
Isaac Marion
"A strange and unexpected treat."
This Burns My Heart (2011)
Samuel Park
"Quietly stunning - a soft, fierce story that lingers in the mind. Samuel Park is a deft and elegant writer; this is a very exciting debut."
The Little Bride (2011)
Anna Solomon
"Intensely imagined... Elegantly written."
The Night Circus (2011)
Erin Morgenstern
"The Night Circus made me happy. Playful and intensely imaginative, Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for and she has populated it with dueling love-struck magicians, precocious kittens, hyper-elegant displays of beauty and complicated clocks. This is a marvelous book."
Good for Nothing (2017)
Brandon S Graham
"...Very funny, painfully observant, no-holds-barred...A brilliant book..."
The Ready-Made Thief (2017)
Augustus Rose
"The Readymade Thief is smart and strange, full of lovely Duchampian tricks and treats. Augustus Rose has infused his thriller with the true Dada spirit, nothing is quite what it seems. I loved it."
What Should Be Wild (2018)
Julia Fine
"Delightful and darkly magical. Julia Fine has written a beautiful modern myth, a coming-of-age story for a girl with a worrisome power over life and death. I loved it."
The City in the Middle of the Night (2019)
Charlie Jane Anders
"A wildly inventive, inventively radical, radically subtle rush of a novel."
Curious Toys (2019)
Elizabeth Hand
"Curious Toys is wonderful! I stayed up late two nights in a row, transported. It will be catnip for readers who love Chicago, circuses, cross-dressers, and early cinema."
Last Summer on State Street (2022)
Toya Wolfe
"Last Summer on State Street is a beautifully observed portrait of family and female friendship. Toya Wolfe is a marvelous writer; her deft storytelling and keen understanding makes her debut novel a great pleasure to read."
Cyclorama (2022)
Adam Langer
"Cyclorama is an engaging novel, full of funny, sweet, arrogant, flawed humans behaving very badly indeed. Adam Langer has created a tender coming-of-age story with sharp teeth; I loved it."

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