Friday 20 November 2020 | 6:00pm

Helen Macdonald

Friday 20 November 2020 | 6:00pm

Helen Macdonald

£5.00 - Single event ticket
£25.00 - Winter Festival Pass

Vesper Flights confirms Helen Macdonald as one of this century’s greatest nature writers.

In conversation with Tom Gatti, Deputy Editor of New Statesman

Helen Macdonald: Vesper Flights

The unlikely success of a book about grief and a hawk called Mabel helped transform non-fiction publishing overnight. 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 joins us to discuss her much awaited follow up, Vesper Flights, a transcendent collection of essays about the human relationship to the natural world. With essays on headaches, on catching swans, on hunting mushrooms, on nests and wild pigs and much, much more, Vesper Flights confirms Helen Macdonald as one of this century’s greatest nature writers. 

Author Biography

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, illustrator and historian. Her book H is for Hawk won many prizes, including the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, the Costa Book of the Year, the Prix due Meilleur Livre Etranger in France, and in the US was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She writes a regular column in New York Times Magazine, and lives in Suffolk