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Bookmaker makes good

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

There it was in yesterday’s New York Times: Audrey Niffenegger, who makes her own handmade books and sometimes teaches at the Center for the Book at Columbia College in Chicago, has been paid a figure “close to $5 million” for her new novel, Her Fearful Symmetry. Scribner is claimed to be the winner of a fierce bidding war, in which her previous publisher, MacAdam/Cage was not able to keep up. I took this picture of her leaning on an etching press in her basement a couple of years ago.

–Bob McCamant