Maria Smilios is the author of the forthcoming book The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurse who Helped Cure Tuberculosis forthcoming in September 2023 from Putnam | Penguin Random House in the United States and Virago Books in United Kingdom.

A native of New York City, Maria has a Masters of Arts from Boston University in Religion & Literature where she was a Henry Luce Scholar and a Presidential Scholar and where she taught Essay & Research writing in the university’s writing program.

In 2007, she left Boston and moved back to New York City to teach at an all-girls high school. There she created and ran an intensive summer writing program for teens. Maria also spent five years at Springer Science & Media as Development Editor in the Biomedical Sciences where she worked on books in lung diseases, pediatric and breast cancer, neurology, and ocular diseases.

In the past, Maria has written for he Guardian, American Nurse, Narratively, The Rumpus, Dame Magazine, The Jewish Daily Forward among others.

Represented by Larry Weissman at Larry Weissman Literary

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