Thursday, 15 October 2009

Audrey Niffenegger Signing.

Artist and author of bestselling book 'The Time Traveler's Wife, ' Audrey Niffenegger, promotes her new book 'Her Fearful Symmetry' at Waterstones, Deansgate. The talk begins with a chapter reading from the new book and then a question and answer session. Niffenegger appears with red hair and round glasses, and greets small crowd. Niffenegger struck me as witty, extremely intelligent and a self-named non realist.In an American accent and no mic, her first words are "Wow, when I came into this room earlier it seemed so huge, and now it's filled with people its like we're all sitting in eachother's laps...so maybe we'll try that later" Questions about 'The Time Traveler's wife' were put to Niffenegger more frequently than the new book, but she was happy to answer them all...I won't go into the answers ,as for anyone who hasn;t read the book, these will appear very confusing..My adice- Read the book, it WILL change your life.

As an artist she began making prints in 1978 under the tutelage of William Wimmer. Miss Niffenegger trained as a visual artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and received her MFA from Northwestern University’s Department of Art Theory and Practice in 1991. She has exhibited her artist’s books, prints, paintings, drawings and comics at Printworks Gallery in Chicago since 1987.

Her first books were printed and bound by hand in editions of ten. Two of these have since been commercially published by Harry N. Abrams: The Adventuress and The Three Incestuous Sisters.

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