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Delia Owens

Author of Where the Crawdads Sing

Includes the names: Cordelia Dykes Owens

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Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist and writer, based in Idaho. Her work has been published in numerous journals, including Nature, and The African Journal of Ecology. Her awards include the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing. She is the author of several nonfiction books about her work as a wildlife scientist in Africa, Cry of the Kalahari, The Eye of the Elephant, and Secrets of the Savanna. Her debut novel is entitled Where the Crawdads Sing (2018). (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Where the Crawdads Sing… (more)

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Delia Owens (born ca. 1949) is an American author and zoologist. Her debut novel Where the Crawdads Sing topped The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2019 for 25 non-consecutive weeks. The book has been on New York Times Bestsellers lists for more than a year. She has also written the memoirs Cry of the Kalahari, The Eye of the Elephant, and Secrets of the Savanna, with her then-husband, Mark, about their time studying animals in Africa.
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