Mary Hunter Austin Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Mary Hunter Austin (Mary Hunter)

Last Updated: 06 Sep, 2023 | Views: 189

Age: 65

Profession: Writer

Other Profession(s): NoveList, Essayist

Famous For: Writer wrote Land of Little Rain (Book)

Higher Education: Graduated

Mary Hunter Austin Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
09 Sep, 1868 (65 Years 11 Months 4 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Birth District
Birth Sign
Died on
13 Aug, 1934

Mary Hunter Austin Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Mary Hunter Austin, a well-known American writer, was born in Illinois. George Hunter, a Civil War veteran who had attained the rank of captain, suffered from malaria he had acquired in the battle for many of his daughter's young life. Shortly after, Jennie, Austin's sister, who was the most understanding and encouraging, passed away from diphtheria. These deaths profoundly impacted Austin's life. Her mother was far more preoccupied with her older brother and disregarded and did not understand her. As a result, Austin started looking to herself for assistance at a young age. The family relocated to a property in the desert close to the San Joaquin Valley. Austin came to appreciate the desert. 


Austin had always wanted to be a writer, but once her father and sister passed away, she started to write full-time. 

Austin immersed herself in academics, started writing poetry at age ten, and excelled in school. Austin enrolled in Carlinville's Blackburn College in 1884 to study art, but she eventually switched her focus to science. 

In 1885, Austin also attended the State Normal School in Bloomington, Illinois, for a short period. 

Austin earned a science degree from Blackburn College in 1888.    

Austin was also friendly with local Chinese and Native American laborers and other non-white members.

Achievements and Awards:

Austin's debut book, The Land of Little Rain, which became a classic and is still well recognized, was released in 1903. It was made up of 14 sketches that were all about the Native Americans who lived in the Mojave Desert. 

Essays on the struggle between life and death were common. Her novel immediately made her famous. Austin's marriage ended when she was developing as a writer.

Unknown facts:

Austin worked as a teacher in Mountain View, California, and she would frequently spend the evenings alone in the desert. 

Mary Hunter Austin Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 168 cm
In Meters 1.68 m
In feet Inches 5'6"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 55 Kg
In Pounds 121 lbs
Eye Color
Hair Color

Mary Hunter Austin Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
George Hunter
Mother's Name
Susannah Hunter
Stafford Wallace Austin
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