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									Audrey NiffeneggerAudrey Niffenegger
An instructor at Columbia College’s Center for Book and Paper Arts in Chicago, Audrey Niffenegger teaches her students how print type on letterpresses and craft limited-edition books by hand. Her own first novel, The Time Traveler's Wife, may be her finest creation yet.

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Fact File

Name:
Audrey Niffenegger
Current Home:
Chicago, Illinois
Date of Birth:
June 13, 1963
Place of Birth:
South Haven, Michigan
Education:
B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1985; M.F.A., Northwestern University, 1991
Awards:
Illinois Art Council Fellowship in Prose, 2000; Ragdale Foundation Fellowships, 1996-2003





Niffenegger's Book Club Favorite

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								The Time Traveler's Wife, Author: 
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The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger
"A classic love story -- of two soul mates inevitably destined to be together -- with an extremely innovative twist, The Time Traveler's Wife is a fun and fast-paced read," say our editors about Niffenegger's unique debut novel.

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Advice for the Aspiring

In our exclusive interview with Niffenegger, we asked her what she'd say to writers trying to make it. She comments, "I would say, hey, be realistic, but also keep your hopes up. Make sure you don’t send anything out until it’s wonderful. Work hard at revising. Do not give up. Keep writing. The submissions process is like dating. It only takes one person who thinks you’re fabulous to make it work."



An Author's Inspiration

Niffenegger's Reading List

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								Harriet the Spy, Author: 
								Louise Fitzhugh.

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Harriet the Spy
by Louise Fitzhugh
Niffenegger fondly remembers Louise Fitzhugh's classic Harriet the Spy as a childhood favorite. "I first read this book when I was nine," she recalls. "I identified with Harriet so completely that I went out and got myself a spy notebook and wrote in it all the time. My teachers made my mom take it away from me."

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								The Secret History, Author: 
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The Secret History
by Donna Tartt
We asked Niffenegger to tell us about some of her favorite books. Donna Tartt's modern classic The Secret History made her list, along with Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg, Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, and more. Learn more about Niffenegger's reading selections, including:

*Ursula, Under  by Ingrid Hill
*Big Sleep  by Raymond Chandler
*Gaudy Night  by Dorothy L. Sayers
*Aubrey Beardsley  by Stephen Calloway
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