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Barbara Quick

Author's Bio

Because my last two novels, VIVALDI'S VIRGINS and A GOLDEN WEB, are set in Italy, I have a particular interest and some expertise in all things Italian. As the author of VIVALDI'S VIRGINS, which is set in the Ospedale della Pieta where Antonio Vivaldi was resident priest and music master, I've been invited to give pre-concert lectures for several major symphony and/or chamber orchestras. Along with my husband, Wayne Roden (a violist in the San Francisco Symphony), I do a performance called "Words & Music," based on VIVALDI'S VIRGINS and performed now at venues including the Sonoma Arts Festival, the UC San Diego Faculty Club, and fundraisers for the San Francisco Symphony. My fourth novel is called "Saving Puccini" (more information on that to come!). I'm working on a series of short stories. A poem of mine, "Eighty-five," was published in December 2013 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Since June 2013, I've been working as a free-lance writer for Yahoo.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
A Golden Web (HarperTeen, 2010), Vivaldi's Virgins (Harper Collins, 2007), The Commitment Dialogues, with Matthew McKay (McGraw-Hill, 2005), Even More/Todavia Mas with Liz McGrath (Raven Tree Press, 2004), Still Friends: Living Happily Ever After...Even If Your Marriage Falls Apar (Council Oak Books, 2000), Under Her Wing: The Mentors Who Changed Our Lives (New Harbinger Publications, 2000), Northern Edge: A Novel of Survival in Alaska's Arctic (Harper Collins, 1994), Northern Edge: A Novel (Donald I. Fine, 1990)
Journals:
Ms., New York Times Book Review, Newsweek, People Magazine
Prizes:
VIVALDI'S VIRGINS has been translated into 14 languages around the world. A GOLDEN WEB has been translated into Indonesian. My first novel, NORTHERN EDGE, won the Discover: Great New Writers prize. My film treatment for A GOLDEN WEB was a finalist for the 2012 Sundance/Sloan Commissioning Grant.

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Listing last updated: December 1, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
French
Born in:
Los Angeles, CA
Raised in:
Los Angeles, CA

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