Helen Macdonald: Vesper Flights
H is for Hawk burst onto the literary scene in 2014, winning the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction and the Costa Book Award plus numerous other accolades. It details the author’s overwhelming grief at the death of her father and her decision to take on a goshawk, one of the most difficult animals to tame.
Helen Macdonald discusses her much awaited follow up, Vesper Flights, a transcendent collection of essays about the human relationship to the natural world confirming Macdonald as one of this century’s greatest nature writers.
In conversation with Tom Gatti, Deputy Editor at the New Statesman.