Mary Doria Russell

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Birthday
19, 1950
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
19, 1950 (age 68)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

An American novelist, she is particularly known for The Sparrow and Children of God, both of which describe contact with aliens. Her other works include A Thread of Grace and Dreamers of the Day.

Before Fame

She earned a Ph.D in biological anthropology from the University of Michigan.

Trivia

She was a recipient of the James Tiptree, Jr. Award.

Family Life

She settled in Lyndhurst, Ohio with her husband Don and her son Dan.

Associated With

She won the Arthur C. Clarke Award.