Monday November 30, 2020

Timing is everything

Audrey Niffenegger made her name with her debut novel The Time Traveler’s Wife, and secured a $5 million advance for her follow-up tale, Her Fearful Symmetry, but fame and fortune have done nothing to alter her down to earth, modest view of the world

17th October, 2009

Audrey Niffenegger has reddish hair, pale skin and a placid, surprised by-nothing demeanour.

She’s wearing glasses and a pink and black top with a small, black elephant larking about on the front of it. Even by author standards, she looks incredibly bookish. Her appearance fairly screams, ‘I don’t worry about my looks’. (Though, in truth, she does worry about her weight: she goes to the gym, where she reads while working the treadmill, and bought...

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