Audrey Niffenegger is a writer and visual artist who lives in Chicago. She is a professor in the Interdis- ciplinary Book Arts MFA Program at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, where she teaches writing, letter- press printing, and fine edition book production. She is the founding member of T3, an artist and writer's group that performs and exhibits in Chicago. Her interests include collecting taxi- dermy and reading comic books.
Audrey’s love of writing developed when she was a young girl, quietly spending her time writing and illustrating books as a hobby. Her wonderfully eccentric imaginativeness was in play from her earliest writing efforts. "My 'first' novel was an epic about an imaginary road trip I went on with The Beatles," she explains on her website, "handwritten in turquoise marker, seventy pages long, which I wrote and illustrated when I was eleven." +/-