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Beyond Audrey Niffenegger’s Pages

July 22, 2009 By: larramiefg Category: Books, Interviews, Movies

For those who read Suzanne Anderson’s A View From Table One, The Divining Wand — A New Spell Is Cast, you may be thinking, “Ah, Larramie was granted her own wish.” Because in that interview I was asked:

“Are there any favorite/dream authors you’d like to feature or review at DW?”

And I replied:

“My second all-time favorite novel is The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, in fact I read the book at its release and reread it again four months later. The movie adaptation debuts in a few weeks, on August 14th, and her new novel, Her Fearful Symmetry, will be available September 29, 2009. But Ms. Niffenger — in addition to being a writer — is also an artist and professor in the Interdisciplinary Book Arts MFA Program at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. And, from one TV interview I watched on her, she appeared rather shy.

“However back on March 10, 2006 at the blog, Writer Unboxed, there was the terrific post: INTERVIEW: Audrey Niffenegger by Therese Walsh (debut author of The Last Will of Moria Leahy to be published October 13, 2009).

[Note: That was then, this is now.]

“Audrey Niffenger will be busy and certainly the object of attention in the coming months…I don’t think The Divining Wand would fit into her schedule.” 😉

Now, while that still holds true, I’ve taken some liberties and allowed Borders to assist in discovering this author well beyond her books’ pages.

First of all there’s a fascinating essay, The Story from the Static: On Writing and Painting which describes Ms. Niffenegger’s creative process.

Then you can watch a Video of Audrey Niffenegger being interviewed on her forthcoming book, Her Fearful Symmetry.

Finally may you enjoy the Film Preview of The Time Traveler’s Wife in theaters August 14.

Again thank you Borders for waving your divining wand!

4 Comments to “Beyond Audrey Niffenegger’s Pages”


  1. …crossing my fingers the movie will soar through time as the well as the book did….love the Divining Wand, you rock Fairy Godmother….read read read your mind can travel so many places with each turn of a page.

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  2. It’s good to hear from you! It’s funny – I was just thinking of you earlier today. Did you like Lucia Lucia?

    I enjoyed this post and will check out the links. I loved The Time Traveler’s Wife and am trying to decide if I’ll see the movie.

    Keep in touch!

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  3. Or was it the Valentine book by Adriana Trigiani we’d talked about??

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  4. larramiefg says:

    From the movie preview, Jill, I think we’re in for a treat with TTW. It is an ambitious undertaking to capture ALL of that love story though. And thank you for your ever enthusiastic support!

    Keetha, you have a good memory because it was LUCIA LUCIA that you recommended. Unfortunately it’s at the bottom of my TBR pile with several ARCS claiming priority. And, while not a regular moviegoer, I might even stand in line for TTW. 😉

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