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Susan Quinn was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, and graduated from Oberlin College. She began her writing career as a newspaper reporter on a suburban daily outside of Cleveland. In 1967, she published her first book, On Stage, under her married name of Susan Jacobs. In 1972, after moving to Boston, she wrote for the Cambridge aternative weekly, The Real Paper, then became a contributor and staff writer on Boston Magazine. She has written articles for many publications, including the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly and Ms. Magazine and won awards for her investigative reporting.
In 1987, she published her first biography, A Mind of Her Own; The Life of Karen Horney. She won a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Rockefeller Foundation writing residency at Bellagio in Italy for her next book, Marie Curie: A Life. In 2001, she published Human Trials: Scientists, Investors and Patients in the Quest for a Cure. She has lectured throughout the USA and has given talks in France and Poland about her book on Madame Curie. She has served as the chair of PEN New England
and plays the flute in chamber music groups.

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