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Helen Macdonald to speak at Chatham University January 30, 2017

PITTSBURGH:  Award-winning author, Helen Macdonald will discuss her work and answer questions on Monday, January 30th, 2017, at 12:00 pm in the Mellon Living Room, Mellon Center, on Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus.

Held in collaboration with Chatham University’s MFA in Creative Writing program and Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures, the event is free and open to the public.

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.

Macdonald 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.

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