Tucson Festival of Books

Sy Montgomery



Tianne Strombeck

Elizabeth Green

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and author of thirty-four  acclaimed books of nonfiction for adults and children, including "The Hawk's Way," "The Hummingbirds’ Gift," the National Book Award finalist "The Soul of an Octopus" and the memoir "The Good Good Pig," which was a New York Times bestseller. The recipient of numerous honors, including lifetime achievement awards from the Humane Society and the New England Booksellers Association, she lives in New Hampshire with her husband, writer Howard Mansfield, and a border collie.

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Awards: My book the soul of an octopus was a FINALIST for the National Book Award; another book won the Sibert Medal for children's literature. Other books have won awards from ALA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science..


Scheduled events:
Encounters with the Magnificent
These writers have each encountered nature up close in all its beauty and ferocity. Today they will discuss the healing power of nature and what it can teach us about life and love.

WNPA Stage (Seats 146)
Sat, Mar 4, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Sy Montgomery, Christopher Preston, Kathryn Wilder
Moderator: Melissa Sevigny
Sy Montgomery in Conversation
What does it take to interview a hawk? A hummingbird? An octopus? National Book Award winning author Sy Montgomery will discuss how she gets close to the animals she writes about ... and why she does what she does.

WNPA Stage (Seats 146)
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Sy Montgomery
Moderator: Patty Machelor
Our Feathered Friends
Fierce. Enchanting. Vital. Birds are all this and more. Join us as authors Priyanka Kumar and Sy Montgomery share their experiences and stories on the Science stage.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Science City (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Priyanka Kumar, Sy Montgomery
Moderator: Liz Scherffius

Books:
The Hawk's Way
Encounters with Fierce Beauty
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Simon and Schuster
May 2022
ISBN 9781668001967
96 pages

The Hummingbirds' Gift
Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Simon and Schuster
May 2021
ISBN 9781982176082
96 pages