Helen Macdonald wins 2014 Costa book award for ‘haunting’ H is for Hawk

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Tuesday January 27, 2015 at 8:15am
‘Scalpel-like prose’ of book exploring grief, love and nature hailed by Costa book award panel members in £30,000 win.

A book which explores grief, love and nature – as well as just how you train a goshawk you’ve bought for £800 – won its author Helen Macdonald a second leading literary prize.

H is for Hawk was named the £30,000 winner of the 2014 Costa book prize, adding to the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction that it won in November.

The writer Robert Harris, who chaired this year’s judges, said it was a book that haunted several members of the panel and was one they would never forget. View full article
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