Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and author of twenty acclaimed books of nonfiction for adults and children, including the memoir The Good Good Pig, 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, border collie, and flock of chickens.

Books by this Author

The Soul of an Octopus


Author and naturalist Sy Montgomery on BIRDOLOGY

Hear Sy Montgomery discuss the wonderful similarities and differences between birds and humans in her book BIRDOLOGY.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. (Plato)

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "It's better than a sharp stick in the eye."

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Yannan, the paleolithic shaman from Reindeer Moon by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Id' like to meet Genghis Khan, to discuss camels.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. It would be wonderful to be almost any animal, to see what life feels like from their perspective.