About Mary Jane Cryan and Etruria Editions

sailing on Azamara Pursuit

Dr. Mary Jane, cruise enrichment speaker on  luxury  cruise ships since 2008

Presentation  of   newest  book  in  Viterbo’s  Sala  Anselmi, Palazzo  della  Provincia,  on  November  18,2021

The  Italian  edition  of   Risorgimento  study   first  published  in 2011 “The  Irish and English in  Italy’s  Risorgimento ”

On  OCTOBER  31, 2021    Mary  Jane   was  the recipient  of  a special  prize from the town of Barbarano Romano “Il Senso di un paese”

with   mayor  and  Gianfranco Pannone in Barbarano Romano

Here  are some recent  interviews about  my  work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ehY3YyZRfg   video  by  Project  Tuscia with Giulia Marchetti
 and https://www.wantedinrome.com/magazine-issues/wanted-in-rome-may-2021.html  p.14

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Nuova opertina MJ 2019 altro colore10th   publication  about  Central Italy  just published !!    In Italiano

“Siamo lieti di annunciare che pressoché in contemporanea con questo numero della Loggetta è uscita la nuova edizione di un interessante libro della nostra collaboratrice Mary Jane Cryan, pubblicato la prima volta nel 2013 e da tempo esaurito: Etruria – Storie e segreti (Etruria Editions, Ed. Archeoares), che in questa nuova edizione è arricchito di nuove foto, cartine, ed elenchi di dimore storiche, palazzi, castelli.” La Loggetta 

American-Irish writer and historian Mary Jane Cryan has been living in Italy since 1965. An international educator, researcher and writer, she has also been an official Vatican guide, Site Director and lecturer for Elderhostel and the creator of start-ups for numerous American universities, high schools, writers’ and artists’ workshops.

Since  2008  Mary Jane has been an  enrichment lecturer aboard luxury cruise ships  plying the Mediterranean, Adriatic , Baltic and Black Seas.

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Her byline appears regularly in scholarly Italian and English journals, best-selling guidebooks and Italian lifestyle magazines.

click here  to see the full  Bibliography  dating from  1978  to present.

While living in Moscow during the Perestroika  (1987-90) she was on the staff of Moscow Magazine, the first Western style magazine  published in the USSR.

The Central Italian area known as Etruria or Tuscia, between Rome and Tuscany has  inspired   her  most recent  publications. The area is  still pristine in its beauty and traditions, unspoiled by mass tourism and well loved by cultured  visitors and residents. The only thing lacking – hordes of tourists.

Etruria Editions’  books are researched, written, published and printed  here in central Italy and copies are  marketed and distributed  all over the world from Etruria Editions’ headquarters  located in an historic palazzo in central Italy.

   Read reviews  on the Books page  and order directly  from the website.

Besides the Tarquinia-Cardarelli prize  and the City of Capranica prize for historical research, her cultural website www.elegantetruria.com has won several awards including  “Narrare il Lazio” prize for the best website about the Lazio Region.

In 2010 she published  Etruria-travel, history and itineraries in central Italy   and, a few months later,  a limited edition dedicated to 19th century Italian history, The Irish and English in Italy’s Risorgimento. See the BOOKS  page for latest publications , where to buy, how to order.

Follow  Mary Jane on social media: Facebook,  Twitter and Instagram for latest happenings  in the  arts and culture of central Italy.

Most travelers to Italy will have a copy of at least one guidebook Mary Jane helped to write in past decades:  DK’s Eyewitness Guide to Rome, Fodor’s,  Designer Bargains in Italy, or perhaps Buying a Home in Italy or Living and Working in Italy . Some of the many books by Mary Jane Cryan

A full bibliography can be seen at this link: http://www.elegantetruria.com/bibliography.htm

Check   the latest interview in Italian on TusciaUp ,

Here is  an older interview  when  “Travels to Tuscany and Northern Lazio” was published.

7 pages on Inside the Vatican by Lucy Gordan,  Mary Jane Cryan October 2004-01.

Check out the  latest interview on The Local website.


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