Posted on August 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here’s a truly bookish birthday that we’re commemorating a bit belatedly: Wednesday was the one-year anniversary of the publication of Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

One thing we haven’t been late on, though, is sharing its success.

The novel — Owens’s first — has spent much of this past year on top of various sales charts, like the New York Times and Amazon.

Among the millions of eyes it has captured? Reese Witherspoon’s.

Not only did the actress choose Crawdads for one of her book club picks, but her production company is also adapting it into a movie.

So, to celebrate what has been an incredible year for Owens (to put it mildly), we’re sharing some interviews she’s done.

Learn how and why she made the leap from nonfiction to fiction, about the moment that planted the seed for the novel, why it took ten years to write, and what else she thinks you should read.

Categories: Today in Books

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