Mary Woster Haug is the middle child of a Bohemian father and Irish mother.
Her book Daughters of the Grasslands: A Memoir was begun when she was an exchange professor at Chungnam National University in Daejeon, South Korea. The book explores the ways that she was shaped by her childhood on the grasslands west of the Missouri River in South Dakota.
Her writings on a sense of place have been published in regional and national anthologies and have been twice nominated for a Pushcart Literary Prize. She is a nominee for the Spirit of Dakota Award, given to women with deep roots in Dakota who have demonstrated leadership qualities. She taught English for thirty years at South Dakota State University.
She and her husband, Ken, live in Brookings. She is a daughter, a mother, a grandmother, and a fan of thousands of students she has known and loved.
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