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Posted on: September 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Malibu Library Speaker Series Presents Bestselling Author and Naturalist Sy Montgomery on October 3

Malibu Library Speaker Series Sy Montgomery

The next featured speaker of the 2018 season of the Malibu Library Speaker Series is naturalist and best-selling author Sy Montgomery on October 3 at the Malibu Library. Montgomery's 20 adult and children’s books, numerous films and articles document a life spent in close encounters with animals. 


Montgomery will give a presentation on her most recent book, “How to Be A Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals.” In this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir, Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals who have profoundly affected her life. Her goal is to reach a worldwide audience at what she considers to be a critical turning point in human history, where we could either save or destroy the earth's animals.  

Montgomery’s "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 in a National Geographic TV documentary that 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.

The event is free, but RSVPs are required. RSVP online or call 310-456-6438.

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