The New York Times bestselling author of The Time Traveler's Wife will be reading from her new graphic novel at the Harold Washington Library this week.
Audrey Niffenegger made headlines in the publishing world last year when she received a $5 million advance for her second novel, Her Fearful Symmetry. But it is a "visual book," as she describes it, that she will be promoting at this week's event. The Night Bookmobile appeared throughout 2008 in serial form in the Guardian, and is now being published as a book. Niffenegger will be reading from and signing the book Thursday night.
The Night Bookmobile is a dark, meticulously illustrated tale of a wistful young woman who encounters a phantom library, housed in a trailer, that contains every book she's ever read. Set in Chicago, the book is full of evocative drawings of scenes and landmarks around the city.
Last year, Niffenegger released her second novel, Her Fearful Symmetry, a story set in London's Highgate Cemetery. She has also commercially published two previous graphic novels, The Adventuress and The Three Incestuous Sisters.
Seating for the Thursday event will be limited, and on a first-come, first-served basis.
What: Audrey Niffenegger Reading and Book Signing
When: Thursday, September 16, 6 p.m.
Where: Harold Washington Library
400 S State St, Chicago