On November 28, NYA welcomes the second speaker of the NYA Kauffmann Program Lecture Series, award winning author and naturalist Sy Montgomery. She will give a presentation to the Lower and Middle School students. Later in the evening, she will also present to parents and the NYA community with a focus on her adventures throughout the world at 6:30 p.m. in Higgins Hall. The evening session is free and open to the public.
Sy’s 20 books for both adults and children have garnered many honors. The Soul of an Octopus was a 2015 Finalist for the National Book Awards. The Good Good Pig, her memoir of life with her pig, Christopher Hogwood, is an international bestseller. She is the winner of the 2009 New England Independent Booksellers Association Nonfiction Award, the 2010 Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award, the Henry Bergh Award for Nonfiction (given by the ASPCA for Humane Education) and dozens of other honors. Her work with man-eating tigers, the subject of her book Spell of the Tiger, was made into a National Geographic television documentary she scripted and narrated. Also for National Geographic TV, she developed and scripted Mother Bear Man, about her friend, Ben Kilham, who raises and releases orphaned bear cubs, which won a Chris Award. “We are fortunate to have an author of this caliber visiting campus,” said Kauffmann Program director Ian Ramsey.
Find out more about Sy on her webpage symontgomery.com.
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