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J. D. (Jorge) Cortese is a scientist and educator by training, and a writer out of a passion for communication. He has written regularly for a widely-read scientific newspaper—The Scientist—and served as at-large editor for educational magazines and large publishing houses. Winner of awards for both science and teaching, he is also the recipient of the prestigious award of The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville for literary fiction.

After extensively pinning a world map, he and his itinerant wife have found a home in North Carolina’s Durham. His family has had a deep connection to New York, a city he misses as much as Buenos Aires, Shanghai, and Paris. All these places keep appearing in the dream worlds of his stories, as much in the now as in distant futures. When not at his desk writing, he feeds his two lifelong passions, photography and table tennis.

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