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H is for Hawk

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  Helen Macdonald has always been obsessed with birds of prey. As a child, she even tried to sleep with her arms tucked behind her back like wings. In her critically acclaimed memoir, Macdonald recounts her attempts to cope with the sudden death of her father by fully embracing her love of raptors and training a ferocious hawk. So, it’s nature writing, but also a tale of grief. Macdonald is in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, and she joins us to explain how a bird gave her new perspective on life. 

This conversation was originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 5. Due to technical difficulties, it has been rescheduled.

Helen Macdonald will give a reading at The King's English Book Shop on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:00 PM to give a reading from her book H Is for Hawk. DETAILS

Helen Macdonald is an affiliated research scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of the memoir H is for Hawk [Amazon|Indiebound], as well as a cultural history of falcons, and three collections of poetry.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.