Audrey Niffenegger: Biography
13 jun 1963
Born in Michigan in 1963, Audrey Niffenegger is a multi-talented person. She not only proved herself in the field of literature but also a genius in various art forms.
Audrey trained in visual art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has also received M.F.A from Northwestern University’s Department of Art Theory and Practice. From 1987, Audrey’s paintings, prints, drawings and comics were displayed at Printworks Gallery in Chicago and from year 2013, National Museum of Women in Arts at Washington, DC also took pride in showcasing her work. Her love for painting can be well understood by the very look of her official website.
Niffenegger published her first novel ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’ in 2003. The book was an international best seller and was also adapted as a movie. Due to the success of her first novel, her second novel ‘Her Fearful Symmetry’ got her an advance payment of $5 million dollars.
Multi-talented Audrey has also made two graphic novels, ‘The Three Incestuous Sisters’ and ‘The Adventures’. Her short story ‘The Night Bookmobile’ was serialised in ‘Visual Novel’ format in ‘The Guardian’.
Apart from writing and painting, Niffenegger served as a Professor for many years at various Institutions teaching fine arts and creative writing. Recently she took break from teaching in order to concentrate more on her work.
Audrey Niffenegger has lived in and around Chicago for many years. This is the reason why Chicago is so well depicted in all her works. She is also the founding member of Text 3, which is a group of artists, and writers, that performs and exhibits in Chicago.
The next novel of Audrey, ‘The Chinchilla Girl in Exile’ is very much awaited by her fans. Audrey’s hobbies are also distinct. In her spare time, she collects taxidermy, skeletons, books and comics. Surprisingly she doesn’t own a TV and loves to spend her time in gardening.