Both renowned creators in their own fields, Chicago novelist Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler’s Wife) and Scottish cartoonist Eddie Campbell (From Hell) began creating comics together in 2014 and, after a long distance relationship, married this past year. Bizarre Romance, their new project, provides thirteen stories set in a variety of situations and styles written by Audrey and illustrated by Eddie. They’ll discuss the book and the intricacies of working with your partner on collaborative art.
Audrey and Eddie will be featured guests at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival:
Internationally bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger, and graphic artist Eddie Campbell, of such seminal works as From Hell by Alan Moore, collaborate on a wonderfully bizarre collection that celebrates and satirizes love of all kinds. With 16 different stories told through illustrated prose or comic panels, the couple explores the idiosyncratic nature of relationships in a variety of genres from fractured fairy tales to historical fiction to paper dolls. With Niffenegger’s sharp, imaginative prose and Campbell’s diverse comic styles, Bizarre Romance is the debut collection by two of the most important storytellers of our time.
Find more information on TCAF here.
Internationally bestselling authors Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell, discuss their collaboration Bizarre Romance. Chaired by international comics expert, and man at the crossroads, Paul Gravett.
Join us at Women and Children First as we celebrate the launch of BIZARRE ROMANCE.
International bestselling authors Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell, have collaborated to create 13 quirky, irreverent vignettes about love, loss, fairies, regret, wanton wrongheadedness, cats, supernatural exterminators, and more cats! With Niffenegger’s sharp, imaginative prose and Campbell’s diverse comic art styles, Bizarre Romance explores the good, the bad, the ugly, and the just plain weird through re-imaginings of classic fairy tale characters, love letters during the apocalypse, and more.
On Monday 11 December Sotheby’s in London will auction a collection of 33 unique collectible first editions with beautiful original dust-jackets designed, and generously donated, by leading artists and designers.
Blink Contemporary Art & Design, 1709 Franklin, will be hosting an opening for "Master Class: Artists who have mastered their craft," on July 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit runs until Oct. 1. According to the gallery, the exhibit is a response to a society that worships youth. It celebrates those artists who have spent a lifetime refining and mastering their skills and whose work has achieved a quiet certainty.
New Venue and Time Announced! Audrey to Interview Donna Seaman at Printer's Row Lit Fest June 10, 2017
Audrey will be interviewing author Donna Seaman about her new book Identity Unknown at the Printer's Row Lit Fest, June 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm. More information can be found here.
Join us at The Book Cellar to hear Brandon S. Graham, author of two new books, Missing People and Good for Nothing, in conversation with Audrey Niffenegger.
On January 15, 2017, the date of Martin Luther King’s birth, over 75 Chicago authors will join writers across the United States and worldwide, coming together for Chicago #WRITERS RESIST, a “re-inauguration” of compassion, equality, free speech, and the fundamental ideals of democracy.
The Book Cellar is very excited to welcome Gina Frangello and Audrey Niffenegger as they discuss Gina's new book Every Kind of Wanting!
To celebrate the publication of Neil Gaiman’s collection of non-fiction, The View from the Cheap Seats, the award-winning author will be joined by Audrey Niffenegger, bestselling author of The Time Traveller’s Wife, at a rare public event in London.
If you’ve read fiction by Hemon or Niffenegger, you’ve doubtless recognized some familiar landscapes, landmarks, and locations. How important is it for a fiction writer to embed stories in factual places? Is creating a sense of place similar to creating a character, i.e., does place have to be “created” or just described? Hemon and Niffenegger will discuss these and other elements of “place,” as well as read from their works.
The spoken word "variety show" that rocked San Francisco is finally coming to Chicago! Featuring an all-star lineup of Audrey Niffenegger, Luis Alberto Urrea, Peter Sagal, Charlie Jane Anders, and others TBA!
Join us for a reading and signing with bestselling author Tracy Chevalier, as she discusses her new riveting drama of a pioneer family on the American frontier, At The Edge of the Orchard. This event will also feature a conversation with a very special guest—Audrey Niffenegger—one of the contributors to Tracy's forthcoming anthology Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre.
In honor of Charlotte Bronte's 200th birthday, authors Tracy Chevalier (Girl with the Pearl Earring), Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler's Wife), and Namwali Serpell present an evening of original stories from a remarkable new collection inspired by Jane Eyre's most famous line.
Explore the world of comics through original artwork by 100 women comic creators working across genres and generations - from the 1800s to the present day; from observational comedy to surreal fantasy, challenging biography to subversive dissent.
Collected by Audrey Niffenegger, the acclaimed bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry, Ghostly is a fabulous anthology of the best ghost stories of all time, including a new one by Niffenegger called “A Secret Life with Cats.” In addition, Niffenegger has written an introduction to each piece and included her own illustration for each. From Poe to Neil Gaiman, H.. Munro to Ray Bradbury, and so many more going from the 18th century to modern times, Ghostly traces the evolution of the ghost story genre with a particular emphasis on stories about haunting.
Audrey will join panel members Luis Urrea, Anna March, and Megan Stielstra to discuss Beyond Lolita: Literary Writers on Sex and Sexuality, presented by Women and Children First to benefit PEN American Center and PEN Writers' Emergency Fund. A signing will follow.
Close out your Halloween weekend with a benefit for CHIPRC at Chicago’s historic 1940s speakeasy, the California Clipper!
The All Hallows’ Day Variety Show will feature readings (literary and mind!), comics, shadow puppetry, music, and other multi-media delights to benefit Chicago's own CHIPRC (Chicago Publisher’s Resource Center).
October 31 wouldn’t be complete without a haunting or two. Chicago’s own Audrey Niffenegger delivers the ghoulish goods with her new collection, Ghostly. From Edgar Allan Poe to Kelly Link, M. R. James to Neil Gaiman, Niffenegger’s selections reveal the evolution of the ghost story with tales going back to the 19th century and into the modern era.
Ghostly reveals the evolution of the ghost story genre with tales going back to the eighteenth century and into the modern era, ranging across styles from Gothic Horror to Edwardian to the New Weird. Collected and introduced by Audrey Niffenegger (bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry) and including her own fabulous original illustrations, this is a unique and haunting anthology of some of the best ghost stories of all time. Niffenegger hosts a Halloween reading from the anthology at Greenlight, with appearances by writers (including Amy Giacalone) included in the collection. Guests are invited to come in Halloween costumes, and the authors will also serve as judges for a costume contest with prizes! Halloween refreshments will be served for a hauntingly festive evening.
Audrey Niffenegger joins writers Lauren Groff, Kirstin Innes, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and Neil Smith as they read from their latest works. Catherine Graham hosts.
Join us at The Book Cellar as Audrey Niffenegger presents Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories, with fellow author and contributor Amy Giacalone.
Audrey Niffenegger, editor and illustrator of Ghostly, with Donna Seaman, Eric Charles May, and Amy Giacalone
Join us as we celebrate the book release of Ghostly, a collection of ghost stories selected, edited and illustrated by Audrey Niffenegger, with additional readings by Donna Seaman, Eric Charles May, and Amy Giacalone whose story, Tiny Ghosts, is included in this volume.
As the nights draw in and Halloween approaches join us at the Tabernacle for a candlelit evening of haunted houses, chilling tales and things that go bump in the night. Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveller's Wife), Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentleman, Ghost Stories) and Kim Newman (Anno Dracula) discuss the art of the ghost story.
Haunted houses, spectral chills, and of course, the odd cat… In this volume, Audrey Niffenegger, bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, has brought together her selection of the very creepiest, weirdest and wittiest ghost stories around. Scare yourself silly with old favourites by Edgar Allan Poe and M. R. James. Entertain the unnerving with tales from Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link and Audrey Niffenegger herself. And as bedtime nears, allay your fears with funny new writing from Amy Giacalone and the classic wit of Saki. When the nights draw in and the fire burns low, enjoy the eeriness, the dread and the comedy of all things ghostly.
A modern fairytale from Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor, in collaboration with award-winning writer Audrey Niffenegger and composer Gabriel Yared. This work is being performed as part of a mixed programme.