One of the highlights of our time in the Windy City, Chicago, was a visit with Audrey Niffenegger. A successful novelist with a popular film adapted from her work, The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey is also a graphic novelist, artist and professor in the MFA program of the Columbia College Chicago. But in addition, we were fascinated to learn that in the course of her research for her second novel, Her Fearful Symmetry, she also became a tour guide in London's historic Highgate Cemetery, and that one of her works, Raven Girl, is being adapted by the Royal Opera House into a ballet premiering this year.
In this informative interview, Audrey talks of her start as a writer, her development in graphic arts, and how her professional life brought both these mediums together. She closes this interview with a few of her favorite examples of "book art," and how our separate art genres are melding to form something new and dynamic. We are sure you will find it as fascinating, relevant and instructive as we did.
And last, we wish you all a Most Happy New Year!