Melodie Winawer is the author of THE SCRIBE OF SIENA (2017), which was praised by Publisher’s weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Bustle, Shelf Awareness, and Real Simple, and was declared a “Must Read Book” by The New York Post. SCRIBE has been translated into German, Czech, Polish, and Norwegian. Winawer is also the author of the recently published novel ANTICIPATION (November 2021), which was a starred review in Publisher’s weekly “Pick of the Week”, called one of the “Best books released in November” and “Best Historical Fiction Fall 2021” by BuzzFeed, and was a Target Recommends Pick. Melodie is also a contributor to WE ALL FALL DOWN; STORIES OF PLAGUE AND RESILIENCE, an anthology of short stories by nine historical fiction writers. She is currently working on her third book, a dual-timeline novel set in modern and ancient Minoan Crete. A physician-scientist and associate professor of neurology at Columbia University, Melodie has published over seventy-five scientific articles. To find the energy to write, she relies on unflagging enthusiasm and green tea. Melodie lives with her spouse and their three children in Woodstock, Vermont.