H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald
5pm, Friday 30th October
A modern classic of nature writing: It’s an unflinching account of the author’s struggle with grief following the death of her father, the all-consuming challenge of taming a goshawk and her own un-taming. A powerful testament about memory, nature and nation, and reconciling death with life and love, it won the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction, the 2014 Costa Book of the Year Award and was a Sunday Times best-seller.
Helen was a Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge from 2004 to 2007 and is an Affiliated Research Scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge.