Delia Owens is a well-known American author and zoologist. Her debut novel Where the Crawdads Sings topped The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2019 for 25 non-consecutive weeks. The book has been on the New York Times Bestsellers list for more than a year.
Owens 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.
Owens is 71 years old as of 2020, she was born on April 4, 1949, in Georgia, United States. She celebrates her birthday on April 4, every year, and her birth sign is Aries.
Height and Weight
Owens stands at an average height and has moderate weight. She appears to be quite tall in stature if her photos, relative to her surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding her actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.
There isn’t much information regarding Owens’s educational background but it is certain that she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in Animal Behavior from the University of California in Davis.
Delia Owens Family, Parents and Siblings
Owens was born and raised by her parents in Georgia. Our efforts to find out more about her family came to no avail as no such information is publicly available. Thus, the identity of Delia’s parents is still unclear. It is also not known if she has any siblings. We will update this section once this information is available.
Delia Owens Husband, Is She Married?
Owens grew up in rural Georgia in the 1950s. She and her then-husband Mark Owens were students in biology at the University of Georgia. Delia and Mark are no longer together, however, we are keeping tabs and will update you more when we get information related to her love life.
Delia Owens Children
As of 2020, there isn’t any documented report about Owens having children. Nevertheless, this information is currently under review and will be updated once we get it from a credible source.
Delia Owens Net Worth
Owens’s net worth is publicly not available. Her primary source of income is her career as an author and zoologist. Through her various sources of income, we believe that she has been able to accumulate a good net worth but prefers to keep it private. We will update this section once this information is available.
Delia Owens Measurements and Facts
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Delia Owens Bio and Wiki
- Full Names: Delia Owens
- Popular As: Owens
- Gender: Female
- Occupation / Profession: author
- Nationality: American
- Race / Ethnicity: White
- Religion: Christian
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Delia Owens Birthday
- Age / How Old?: 71 years (2020)
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Date of Birth: April 4, 1949
- Place of Birth: Georgia, United States
- Birthday: April 4,
Delia Owens Body Measurements
- Body Measurements: Not Available
- Height / How Tall?: Average
- Weight: Moderate
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: White
- Shoe Size: Not Available
- Dress Size: Not Available
- Breast Size: Not Available
- Waist Size: Not Available
- Hip Size: Not Available
Delia Owens Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): Not Known
- Mother: Not Known
- Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Not Known
- Marital Status: Single
- Husband/Spouse: Not Available
- Dating / Boyfriend: Single
- Children: To be Updated
Delia Owens Networth and Salary
- Net Worth: Under Review
- Salary: Under Review
- Source of Income: author
Delia Owens House and Cars
- Place of living: To be Updated
- Cars: Car Brand to be Updated
Owens moved to Africa in 1974, where she worked in North Luangwa National Park, and later on, in Mpika, Zambia in the 1990s. ABC broadcasted a report in 1996 known as ”Deadly Game: The Mark and Delia Owens Story”, produced by Andrew Tkach and hosted by Meredith Viera. The report featured the controversial killing of a poacher in Zambia, allegedly committed by her stepson and husband, who is wanted in Zambia for questioning.
The family was also accused of having ”archaic ideas about Africans”, with one critic describing their views as ”Nice continent. Pity about the Africans” as well as infantilizing them.
Since completing her Ph.D. in Biology she has published her studies of African wildlife behavioral ecology in professional journals, including Nature, the Journal of Mammalogy, Animal Behavior, and the African Journal of Ecology.
She has also contributed articles to Natural History and International Wildlife aimed at a wider audience. Delia and Mark are not together. Delia lives in Boundary County, Idaho.
Owens is the co-founder of the Owens Foundation for Wildlife Conservation in Stone Mountain, GA. She has also worked as a roving editor for International Wildlife, lectured throughout North America, and participated in conservation efforts for the grizzly bear throughout the United States.
Delia Owens Books
- Delia and Mark Owens in Africa: A Life in the Wild – 2020
- Where the Crawdads Sing Deluxe Edition – 2019
- Where the Crawdads Sing – 2018
- Cry of the Kalahari – 1984
Delia Owens Where the Crawdads Sing
Where the Crawdads Sings is a 2018 novel by Delia Owens. It has topped The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2019 and The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2020 for a combined 30 non-consecutive weeks.
The story follows two timelines that slowly intertwine. The first timeline describes the life and adventures of a young girl named Kya as she grows up isolated in the marsh of North Carolina from 1952 – 1969.
The second timeline follows a murder investigation of Chase Andrews, a local celebrity of Barkley Cove, a fictional coastal town of North Carolina. The book was selected for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Book Club in September 2018 and for Barnes and Noble’s Best Books of 2018.
By December 2019, the book has sold over 4.5 million copies, and it has sold more print copies in 2019 than any other adult title, fiction or non-fiction. It was also No. 1 for 2019 on Amazon.com’s list of Most Sold Books in fiction.
Frequently Asked Questions About Delia Owens
Who is Delia Owens?
Owens is a well-known American author and zoologist. Her debut novel Where the Crawdads Sings topped The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2019 for 25 non-consecutive weeks. The book has been on the New York Times Bestsellers list for more than a year.
How old is Delia Owens?
Owens is an American national born on April 4, 1949, in Georgia.
How tall is Delia Owens?
Owens stands at an average height, she has not shared her height with the public. Her height will be listed once we have it from a credible source.
Is Delia Owens married?
Details about her love life are still under review. We will let you know when she gets in a relationship or when we discover helpful information about her love life.
How much is Delia Owens’s worth?
Owens has not yet revealed her net worth. We will update this section when we get and verify information about the wealth and properties under her name.
Where does Delia Owens live?
Because of security reasons, Owens has not shared her precise location of residence. We will immediately update this information if we get the location and images of her house.