Helen Macdonald

Helen Macdonald, Author of H is for Hawk

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Photo Credit: Marzena Pogorzaly

Monday, January 30, 2017
Carnegie Music Hall, 7:30 pm
4400 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Single tickets for this lecture start at $15. Tickets are are available online and over the phone at 412.622.8866. Please note that we are sold out of most reserved seats for this lecture, but general admission seating on the 2nd Balcony is still available.

Sponsored by Carnegie Museum of Natural History 

Helen Macdonald is an English writer, poet, and naturalist. She is best known as the author of H is for Hawk, the instant New York Times bestseller and award-winning book which describes the year Macdonald spent training a goshawk after her father’s death. Fierce and feral, her goshawk Mabel’s temperament mirrors her own state of grief, and together raptor and human “discover the pain and beauty of being alive.” H is for Hawk has been called a genre-defying debut from one of our most unique and transcendent voices. The book has received the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize and Costa Book Award, has been translated into 25 languages, and is being developed into a movie by Game of Thrones star Lena Headey.

17_Macdonald_bookMacdonald writes for the New York Times Magazine and is filming a BBC/PBS documentary on hawks both wild and tame. Macdonald’s other books include Shaler’s Fish, and Falcon. She is an Affiliated Research Scholar at the University of Cambridge Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

Presented with support by Chatham University’s MFA in Creative Writing program and The National Aviary

Squirrel Hill’s local independent bookstore Classic Lines Books & More will be selling copies of Macdonald’s books before and after the lecture.

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