Delia Owens has written several books, but they are primarily non-fiction, a reflection of the 23 years she spent studying wildlife in Africa. Her new book, Where the Crawdads Sing, is Owens’ first work of fiction. It also takes the reader on a deep dive into nature, but this novel is set in the marshlands of coastal North Carolina.
I recently spoke with Owens about growing up with nature, about how her research informed her fiction, about the nature of sisterhood and more. Here's our conversation:
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens was published by Putnam.
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