About Terry Quinn

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In addition to working extensively in the arts, Terry Quinn writes, consults and edits in the field of Social Policy Analysis and teaches Creative Writing at a private college in New York City. His academic background includes Masters degrees from Harvard, Long Island University and the University of Chicago.

Mr. Quinn's fiction, biography and poetry have been published in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia by, among others: Little, Brown; St. Martin's Press; Holt, Rinehart and Winston; Allen & Unwin; Harvill/Collins; and The Paris Review. His dramas and comedies have been produced in London, Cambridge, Paris, Bordeaux, Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Vienna and Moscow, as well as on Off Broadway, in regional theaters throughout America and on National Public Radio.

As an opera and art song librettist, Mr. Quinn has had world premiere performances at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, the 92nd Street Y's Kaufmann Concert Hall in New York City, The Brooklyn Historical Society and Chelsea Opera. He has also composed the score and written the book and lyrics for three music theater works produced in New York, Savannah and Washington, D.C.

Mr. Quinn is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Authors Guild and Broadcast Music, Inc. Notable performers who have appeared in his plays include Norman Mailer, Norris Church Mailer, George Plimpton, William F. Buckley, Jr., Dmitri Nabokov, Calvin Trillin, Mary Karr, Robert Stone, Lee Grant and Timothy Hutton. He and his wife Jane live in Brooklyn Heights, New York.


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