Helen Macdonald (2014 Event)

In her powerful, emotive memoir, H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald recounts her obsessive pursuit to become a falconer. Following the shock of her father’s death and inspired by T H White’s The Goshawk, she embarked on a journey to train her own goshawk and H is for Hawk is a celebratory, elegiac account of her story as well as a beautiful reminder of our deep-rooted connections to the natural world. In this event, recorded live at the 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival, Macdonald spoke to Charlotte Higgins from the Guardian about her experience.

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