All posts tagged falconry

Sy Montgomery, author of “The Hawk’s Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty”

Sy Montgomery—the bestselling author of 30-plus books, including “The Soul of an Octopus” and “The Good Good Pig”—discusses what prompted the exploration of raptors and falconry at the core of her new book, “The Hawk’s Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty” (adapted and expanded from a chapter in Montgomery’s 2019 collection, “Birdology.”) Read more…

Helen Macdonald, author of “H is for Hawk”

Helen Macdonald—author of “H is for Hawk,” a wildly-acclaimed, multifaceted memoir that recounts Macdonald’s struggle with the debilitating grief spawned by her father’s sudden death, and her singular solution to that struggle: training a goshawk, a large and particularly fierce bird of prey—explains that at 37, she had not yet experienced profound loss, so her dad’s passing generated an extra emotional wallop. Read more…