H is for Hawk: Helen Macdonald

Helen Macdonald - H is For Hawk

Festival of Ideas Nature Writing Day


Please note: This event took place in March 2015

Winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson prize, H is for Hawk is a visceral depiction of grief and depression following the death of Helen Macdonald’s father, and her salvation through falconry. Part memoir, part biography of TH White and an account of the year-long training of her goshawk; this is nature writing at its very best.

Speaker biography:

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, illustrator, historian and affiliate at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. Her books include Falcon (2006) and Shaler’s Fish (2001).

Ticket prices: £7.00 full / £6.00 concessions. Special offer: get tickets for H For Hawk, Writers and the Natural World (at 11:30) and What Nature Does For Britain (at 15:30) for £15.00 full / £13.00 concessions. Buy this special offer online.

Image credit: Marzena Pogorzaly