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Claire Prentice is the bestselling author of Doctor Ice Pick, Miracle at Coney Island and The Lost Tribe of Coney Island. Her new work, Curse of Riches (an Audible Original), tells the epic true story of the Wendels, Gilded Age New York’s most dysfunctional family. You can read about her books here.

Claire’s work uncovers hidden histories and the compelling, flawed characters at the center of them. She is passionate about medical history and recently completed a University of Oxford course on the subject. 

In the words of the New York Times best-selling writer Abbott Kahler, “Prentice has a reporter’s nose for a good story, and a novelist’s flair for telling it.” 

Claire was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and has lived in New York, Boston, Charlottesville, Washington D.C, and Madrid, Spain.

Claire has contributed to

The BBC, NPR, ABC Australia, NY1 TV, Arte Television, The Guardian, The Times, The Washington Post, SmithsonianMag.com, The Sydney Morning Herald, Marie Claire, History magazine.