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Helen Macdonald arrived in the global literary consciousness several years ago with H is for Hawk, the exquisite account of training her goshawk, Mabel, while grieving her beloved father. Compassionate and sublime, it won awards and hearts around the world. Her latest book, Vesper Flights, gathers together essays of observation, fascination, time, memory, love and loss, and how we make the world around us. Moving and frank, personal and political, it confirms the author as one of this century’s greatest nature writers. She talks from her home in England with Naomi van den Broek.

Please note that Paula Morris is no longer chairing this event.

What is The Faraway Near? Our custom digital venue that has the intimacy of a night at the pub with friends – and a favourite writer. Find out more here.

Please note: The safety of our audience is paramount: please arrive early, scan in and wear a mask. Audience numbers are capped under COVID Alert Level 2 and social distancing measures will be in place within each venue.

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Friday, 12 November
TSB Space, Tūranga, 60 Cathedral Square 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm $38/$36 (Service fees apply)
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