Brideshead Revisited first aired in America in the winter of 1982. I was in art school then, and living with my parents because we couldn’t afford the extra expense of me living on my own. I had never travelled outside my country; I grew up in Chicago and all my ideas about the rest of the world came from reading books. The only thing I had read by Evelyn Waugh was a short story, “The Man Who Liked Dickens”.
John Williams has written a review of Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover for the New York TImes. Here is an excerpt:
Audrey has written a forward and has work in Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover, a newly released (July 26, 2016) book which highlights decades of Penguin Classics' book cover designs. This book is perfect for illustrators, graphic designers and anyone who is interested in book design.
Artist and friend Riva Lehrer is currently exhibiting at Printworks Gallery in a solo show entitled The Risk Pictures. The following is an excerpt from "Statements of Purpose for Equality Among Humans," a recent Newcity interview of Riva Lehrer by Damien James.
CAKE is proud to announce that Eddie Campbell—the creator of the autobiographical Alec, the mythic Bacchus and, with Alan Moore, the classic graphic novel From Hell—and Top Shelf Productions publisher Chris Staros will be taking part in a conversation about their twenty years of work together.
Audrey recently wrote a review for The Pharaoh's Gate, the seventh installment of the Griffin and Sabine series of books by Nick Bantock for the Washington Post.
The Guardian has posted a gallery of comics created by women as part of it's review of the Comix Creatrix show at the House of Illustration:
Tola Onanunga has recently written a piece for The Guardian about the Comix Creatrix show at the House of Illustration, where Audrey is exhibiting excerpts from The Night Bookmobile. Here is an excerpt:
On Halloween, The Pool, presented an essay by Audrey celebrating the ghost story and sharing "Tiny Ghosts," by Amy Giacalone, which is included in Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories.
Audrey was recently interviewed for the BBC Radio 4 show Front Row, on the book cover designs of Suzanne Dean. While most recently, the two collaborated on the design of Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories, Suzanne's designs for the UK editions of The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry have become classics.
The Guardian Books Podcast "...explores the timeless appeal of spectres and spooks with three writers who have a particular affection for eerie tale."
NPR's Ari Shapiro spoke with best selling author Audrey Niffenegger about her love of ghost stories and her new collection, Ghostly on October 30th, 2015. You can listen to the interview here.
Recently, Audrey did a Q&A session with Powell's Books for their blog.
Allen Pierleoni gives Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories a quick review at The Sacramento Bee, adding it to his list of scary books sure to please this Hallowe'en.
Chelsea Pippin of BuzzFeed recently spoke to authors and attendees at Cheltenham Literary Festival about the greatest relationship advice they received from books:
E. Ce Miller of Bustle.com, while lamenting the fact that she did not complete her novel in thirty days, finds hope as she lists seven authors which took their sweet time:
Steve Bennett of My San Antonio (mysanantonio.com) reviews Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories, and adds it to his list of creepy books just perfect for the season.
Alexandra Heminsley of The Debrief recently listed Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories as one of "5 Scary Books to Read this Halloween."
Audrey has created another illustration for the New York Times, this time for a piece on misdiagnosis of Alzheimers on elderly patients with ADHD. The article can be found here.
Robin Barker of the Gloucester Echo wrote a review of Audrey's panel at the Cheltenham Literature Festival this past weekend. Here is an excerpt:
The Guardian is giving away tickets to Guardian Live’s seasonally spooky event at the Tabernacle on Friday 9 October. The panel includes author Audrey Niffenegger, Jeremy Dyson from The League of Gentlemen and writer Kim Newman. The panel will be chaired by John Mullan, head of English at UCL and presenter of the Guardian’s Book Club. The draw closes on Sunday 4 October.
Audrey recently created an illustration for the New York Times Sunday Book Review of Elizabeth Gilbert's 'Big Magic' by Willa Paskin. Elizabeth Gilbert is best known for the international best-selller 'Eat, Pray, Love' and her current book is a guide to 'creative living beyond fear'.
Sarah Shaffi, writing for The Bookseller, recently published a short article on the forthcoming ghost story anthology, Ghostly, which will be published this fall by Vintage Classics in the UK.
Broadcast Journalist Georgina Godwin interviewed Audrey Niffenegger last year on the eve of Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention.
The text for Audrey’s Gaeia Manchester Sermon has been posted on the Manchester Literature Festival’s website. The following is a description from their site:
On 05 December 2014, Audrey will be speaking at Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination, the British Library’s exhibition on the Gothic. The exhibition runs from 3 October 2014 to 20 January 2015. We will post again once there are specific details regarding Audrey’s event. Here is more information from their press release:
Recently Sarah Walters interviewed Audrey for the Manchester Evening News in advance of her delivery of the Manchester Literature Festival’s Gaiea Manchester Sermon. The original interview can be found here, the following is an excerpt.
The Fisher Center at Bard College has posted a video on Vimeo of Neil Gaiman’s recent In Conversation with Audrey Niffenegger. The event can be viewed in its entirety below.
Recently, Frances Marion Platt wrote a review for Almanac Weekly in advance of Neil Gaiman In Conversation with Audrey Niffenegger. The original article can be found here. The following is an excerpt.