BBC Radio 4 - Front Row: The Art of Book Cover Design


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. 

John Wilson explores the art of book cover design and meets artist Suzanne Dean, who has been responsible for more Booker-winning covers than any other designer. Writers Ian McEwan, Tom McCarthy and Audrey Niffenegger discuss the art that represents their words and Telegraph books editor Gaby Wood provides a reader's perspective on what makes a book stand out in a bookshop. As more of us than ever read books on e-readers, is beautiful design the key to the survival of the physical book?

You can listen to the full interview here.