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Wednesday, May 22

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Events Wed Sep 30 2009

Audrey Appearances

If you're a fan of Audrey Niffenegger and didn't get the chance to see her at the Newberry Library yesterday, I highly recommend you make the effort to see her at the Swedish American Museum, presented by Women & Children First, tonight. Audrey was very welcoming and encouraged all audience questions last night, answering everything from whether there will be a Time Traveler's Wife sequel (not for the foreseeable future) to how she thinks e-books will affect reading and publishing (she does not believe they will replace paper books but is optimistic that they will find a place for themselves in art and literature). Most impressive, Audrey took a few moments to talk with each person who stood in line to have their books signed. While this did make the line move slowly - and several people near me quite vociferously expressed their displeasure at this (though I couldn't help but notice that they also took their sweet time getting a picture of themselves with Audrey) - it was very heartening to see how much she clearly still values her readers.

Meanwhile, today you can read this interview with Audrey in Newcity where she talks about the wild success of The Time Traveler's Wife and how Her Fearful Symmetry came to fruition. Says Audrey on how she thinks the new book will be received by fans: "There's really nothing I can do about it. I have a feeling people who liked the first book will probably like the new book, but some of them might not, because it's not producing the same effect. This is a much more astringent book. Who knows if the book clubs will embrace it, and all that other crazy stuff that happened with the first one."

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