Book feaure: H is for Hawk

Helen Macdonald is an English writer and the author of H is for Hawk, which won the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize and Costa Book Award.

Macdonald is also an Affiliated Research Scholar at the University of Cambridge Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

The book describes the year Macdonald spent training a goshawk after her father's death, and includes biographical material about the naturalist and writer T. H. White.

Speaking to CapeTalk’s John Maytham, Macdonald describes her relationship with her farther as a “friendship” and very close.

He was really a nice guy; I lost a plot when he died.

Helen Macdonald, English writer

Listen to CapeTalk's John Maytham speaking to the author of H is for Hawk:


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