Claire Prentice is an award-winning writer who has contributed to the BBC, NPR and ABC, the Washington Post, The Times, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian, among others.
Her first book, New York Post must-read and Amazon best-seller The Lost Tribe of Coney Island, unearthed a true story which once entranced America, and had been entirely forgotten, the tale of the 50 Igorrote natives transported from the Northern Philippines and put on display in New York in 1905. The New York Times described it as “well-researched and engrossing” while the Philippine Daily Enquirer called it “a magnificent book about a terrible time.”
Her second book, the Amazon No.1 best-seller Miracle at Coney Island, uncovered the story of Martin Couney, “the Incubator Doctor,” who saved thousands of premature babies through his incubator exhibits at fairgrounds and amusement parks. Prentice traveled across America to meet some of the “babies” he saved (now men and women in their seventies, eighties and nineties). She made a radio documentary, Life Under Glass, about Couney which was broadcast on the BBC, NPR and ABC.
She is currently working on her third book, Curse of Riches, and is making a major BBC radio programme on the history of lobotomy.