Mary Doria Russell
Mary Doria Russell has been called one of the most versatile writers in contemporary American literature. Her novels are critically acclaimed, commercial successes. They are also studied in literature, theology and history courses in colleges and universities across the United States. Maryï¾’s guest lectures and seminars have proved popular from New Zealand to Germany as well as in the U.S. and Canada.
As a novelist, Mary is known for her exacting research ï¾— no surprise, when you realize that she holds a Ph.D. in Paleoanthropology from the University of Michigan. She is classically trained in linguistics, socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology and biological anthropology. Before leaving Academe to write full time, Mary taught human gross anatomy at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry.