Bio

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TERRA ZIPORYN is an award-winning novelist, playwright, and science writer. A former associate editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association  (JAMA), she is the author of many popular health and medical publications includingThe New Harvard Guide to Women’s Health, Nameless Diseases, and Alternative Medicine for Dummies, as well as the novels Permanent MakeupDo Not Go Gentle, The Bliss of Solitude, and Time’s Fool,  the latter of which won the Maryland Writer’s Association’s first prize for historical novels. Terra has participated in both the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and the Old Chatham Writers Conference and for many years was a member of the Theatre Building Chicago’s Writers Workshop (New Tuners. Terra has a BA in both history and biology from Yale University, where she studied playwriting with Ted Tally, and a PhD in the history of science and medicine from the University of Chicago.