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Audrey Niffenegger

Author of The Time Traveler's Wife

21+ Works 49,564 Members 1,926 Reviews 142 Favorited

About the Author

Audrey Niffenegger (born June 13, 1963 in South Haven, Michigan) is an American writer and artist. She is also a professor in the Interdisciplinary Book Arts MFA Program at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Niffenegger's debut novel, The Time Traveler's Wife (2003), was a show more national bestseller. The Time Traveler's Wife is an unconventional love story that centers on a man with a strange genetic disorder that causes him to unpredictably time-travel and his wife, an artist, who has to cope with his frequent and unpredictable absences. The film version, starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, is due for release in August 2009. Her latest fiction novel is entitled, Her Fearful Symmetry. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Image credit: Photo. by Dennis Hearne, courtesy MacAdam/Cage

Works by Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler's Wife (2003) 39,732 copies, 1,272 reviews
Her Fearful Symmetry (2009) 7,034 copies, 470 reviews
The Night Bookmobile (2010) 957 copies, 107 reviews
The Three Incestuous Sisters (2005) 522 copies, 17 reviews
Raven Girl (2013) 473 copies, 21 reviews
Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories (2015) — Editor — 348 copies, 19 reviews
The Adventuress (2006) 232 copies, 8 reviews
Bizarre Romance (2018) 90 copies, 6 reviews
Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane (2012) — Contributor — 55 copies, 1 review
The Time Traveler's Wife: Abridged Edition (2003) 49 copies, 2 reviews

Associated Works

Sense and Sensibility (1811) — Illustrator, some editions — 38,638 copies, 523 reviews
Persuasion (1817) — Illustrator, some editions — 29,064 copies, 531 reviews
Interview with the Vampire (1976) — Preface, some editions — 23,090 copies, 332 reviews
Time and Again (1970) — Foreword, some editions — 4,157 copies, 140 reviews
The Art of Neil Gaiman (2014) — Foreword — 387 copies, 8 reviews
Shadow Show (2012) — Contributor — 371 copies, 31 reviews
Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre (2016) — Contributor — 304 copies, 22 reviews
Four Letter Word: New Love Letters (2007) — Contributor — 136 copies, 2 reviews
Granta 133: What Have We Done (2015) — Introduction — 58 copies, 1 review
Shadow Show: Stories In Celebration of Ray Bradbury (2014) — Contributor — 52 copies, 1 review
The Guardian Review Book of Short Stories (2011) — Contributor — 50 copies, 1 review
Morte de Smudgie — Illustrator — 1 copy


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I enjoy a good romance now and then. The love story part of this book I liked- the violence, I liked less.
One thing to mention is that for a person (such as myself)who knows and loves Chicago, this book is a real treat.
beaudaignault | 1,271 other reviews | Jul 14, 2024 |
I had to re-listen to the very beginning of this book once I figured out what was going on. It was worth it. Great idea, well done.
Flowercreek | 1,271 other reviews | Jun 24, 2024 |
A long read (it took me 3 weeks to finish), but worth it. Much of the writing about the lead character, Clare, is grounded in art and creative endeavours, with epic themes of love and death, matched with excitement and tension. Some very impressive writing about male/female desire, including tender yet graphic descriptions of a miscarriage. Not to my taste, but still a definite "tour d'emotion".
SunnyJim | 1,271 other reviews | Jun 24, 2024 |
Short, but still meaningful. Not entirely sure, to be honest, what is the purpose of the collection in the bookmobile: It's every book they've read, and they can't take out anything from the collection. So other than viewing in a single gulp your reading progress, I don't see how it inspires one to do what she did. Arguably she was having more impact on future readers as an actual librarian.

But once you overlook the holes in the actual story, it still offers a persuasive account of the power of reading.… (more)
dono421846 | 106 other reviews | May 19, 2024 |


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