Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, artist, and historian of science. She’s worked as a Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge, as a professional falconer, and has helped manage raptor research and conservation projects across Eurasia. She is an affiliate of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge, and her academic interests have been focused on the cultural history of animal-human interactions, particularly in the field sciences. Her books include Shaler’s Fish(Etruscan, 2001), Falcon (Reaktion Books, 2004), and most recently H is for Hawk (Jonathan Cape). She has also written two dramas for Radio 4, produced by Tim Dee. A keen birder and amateur naturalist, she lives near Newmarket, Suffolk.