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Winawer, Melodie

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(circa 1968-    ) US neurologist, research scientist and author whose first novel, The Scribe of Siena (2017) is a Timeslip tale whose protagonist, a neurosurgeon, is transported into fourteenth century Siena, her transposition triggered by the sight of her face on a painting by the (fictional) Gabriele Accorsi. It is just before the Black Death savagely afflicts the affluent, bustling City. Similarities with Connie Willis's Doomsday Book (1992) lessen as a romance between neurosurgeon and painter takes front stage, and a conspiracy to destroy Siena utterly is exposed. [JC]

Melodie Rose Winawer

born New York: circa 1968



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