‘Where the Crawdads Sing” author Delia Owens to speak at Fayetteville Public Library

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The author of one of the most popular novels in the world right now is coming to read in Fayetteville next month.

Delia Owens, author of the best-selling novel “Where the Crawdads Sing,” is set to appear at Fayetteville Public Library at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 20.

Owens will give a reading from her work, and sign books as part of a statewide event titled “If All Arkansas Read the Same Book,” a reading program created in 2001 by the Arkansas Center for the Book at the Arkansas State Library to encourage the enjoyment of reading and to promote book discussion in libraries across the state.

Owens is the co-author of three internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa including Cry of the Kalahari. She has won the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing and has been published in Nature, The African Journal of Ecology, and many others.

Where the Crawdads Sing is her first novel. The book has been on the NY Times Bestseller List for 40 weeks (and still counting), and is currently No. 1 in the hardcover fiction and combined print and e-book fiction categories.

In addition to her appearance in Fayetteville, Owens will speak at Bentonville Public Library at 11 a.m. on July 20, and at Ron Robinson Theatre in Little Rock at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21.

For more info about the author, and her work, check out her website.