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Helen Macdonald: H Is for Hawk

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Helen Macdonald's new book, H Is for Hawk (Grove Press), is her account of working through her grief over her father's death by adopting and training a goshawk. Part essay, part nature journal, all prose, Macdonald talks about being a teen with bird posters on walls instead of rock stars. She also describes trying to write in a manner that might capture how a bird flies – short, staccato sentences. She reveals that writing the sections about her father were very difficult, while the bird passages came easily.

Photo: Marzena Pogorzaly

Credits

Guest:
Helen Macdonald - English writer and naturalist - @HelenJMacdonald

Host:
Michael Silverblatt

Producers:
Connie Alvarez, Alan Howard