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Talking Volumes: A conversation with Helen Macdonald

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MPR News host Kerri Miller talks with Helen Macdonald about her new work "Vesper Flights" during a Talking Volumes interview on September 30, 2020
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Kerri Miller hosts a conversation with bestselling author Helen Macdonald about her new book “Vesper Flights.”

You can watch the conversation with Macdonald here.

From the publisher:

Helen Macdonald’s bestselling debut “H is for Hawk” brought the astonishing story of her relationship with goshawk Mabel to global critical acclaim and announced Macdonald as one of this century’s most important and insightful nature writers.

In “Vesper Flights,” Macdonald brings together a collection of her best-loved essays, along with new pieces on topics ranging from nostalgia for a vanishing countryside to the tribulations of farming ostriches to her own private vespers while trying to fall asleep.

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Editor’s note (May 24, 2021): A previous version of this post failed to note copy provided by the publisher. The post has been updated.

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