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Edward Carey

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Edward Carey

My Unlived Life

Miriam and Edward discuss what his life might have looked like if he’d never been selected for a certain large book retailer’s prize in America, and thus never flown to New York and never met his wife, the novelist Elizabeth McCracken. Along the way they discuss the lives of objects, the original, and much darker, version of Pinocchio (not for the faint of heart) and at least one way to get yourself out of a creative fallow period.Edward is the author of the novels Observatory Mansions and Alva and Irva: the Twins Who Saved a City, and of the YA Iremonger Trilogy, which have all been translated into many different languages and all of which he illustrated. His novel Little, which took him a ridiculous fifteen years to finish, has been published in 20 countries and his novel The Swallowed Man is set inside the belly of an enormous sea beast. His most recent book B: A Year in Plagues and Pencils is a collection of drawings created over the first year of lockdown, and is truly an outward-looking tribute to creativity and connection in a time of isolation, and is available from your local bookshop. Edward has lived in England, France, Romania, Lithuania, Germany, Ireland, Denmark, and the United States and currently lives in Austin, Texas.Make sure to subscribe to hear the rest of Season 2 – in each episode, Miriam Robinson interviews a guest about a path their life might have taken and together, step by step, they write the stories of their unlived lives.Produced by Neil Mason#MyUnlivedLife See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 9mins

24 Jun 2022

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Episode 52: Edward Carey

The Worm Hole Podcast

Charlie and Edward Carey (B: A Year in Plagues and Pencils; The Swallowed Man) discuss his epic drawing project wherein he undertook to create a sketch each day of the pandemic, the various individuals whose lives became a part of the wider picture, and finish on a completely different but relevant subject - the literary and social history of Pinocchio. Some podcast apps do not show description links properly unless the listener subscribes to the podcast. If you can't click the links below and don't wish to subscribe, copy and paste the following address into your browser to access the episode's page on my blog: http://wormhole.carnelianvalley.com/podcast/episode-52-edward-carey The Harry Ransom Centre Edward's Twitter Edward's Instagram The Tombow B pencil Robert Louis Stevenson's The Land Of Counterpane Xavier de Maistre's A Journey Around My Room Theodor Kittelsen Pesta is the personification of the Black Death The Parco di Pinocchio Carlo Collodi Wikipedia's article on the original story of Pinocchio The oak tree in Collodi where Pinocchio was hanged Robert Coover's Pinocchio in Venice The Foundling Hospital Museum, London The Ospedale degli Innocenti You can contact the show at books@carnelianvalley.com Question Index 00:53 Was there a defining moment in your life when you realised you wanted to write and illustrate? 02:25 (Asking about Edward's role at the University of Texas) 04:24 Plague and Pencils: why did you start the project? 07:58 Was there any day's work/a couple of days' work that defines the project for you in terms of the actual drawings? 10:11 How many pencils did you get through? 10:54 Can you tell us about your art supplies and the pencils you use? 12:14 If you ever ran out of the Tombow Bs, what would be the next best pencil? 13:01 You often drew people who wrote in isolation or quarantine... 17:08 Was there a particular reason for the dates of the drawings not being included in the book? 19:53 You drew for 500 days; when did you know you had finished? 23:16 You've said you'd never written a diary, but you have now effectively got one. Do you think you might consider doing anything similar again? 23:58 If we can funnel what's been said already, what effect did this project have on you? 25:15 Your latest book is The Swallowed Man. Can you introduce it to us? 33:44 You wrote a stage adaptation of Pinocchio?... Purchase Links B: A Year In Plagues And Pencils: Amazon UK Amazon US Waterstones Hive Barnes & Noble IndieBound Indigo Chapters The Swallowed Man: Amazon UK Amazon US Amazon Canada Waterstones Hive Barnes & Noble IndieBound Indigo Chapters I am an IndieBound affiliate and earn a small commission on qualifying purchases. Photograph used with the permission of the marketing team. Credit: Elizabeth McCracken.


10 Jan 2022

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Ep 485 - Heap House (The Iremonger Trilogy #1), by Edward Carey


In this kid goth Victorian house, objects talk...but only to the people who can listen! Find out what happens to Clod Iremonger and Lucy Pennant in this creepy-yet-kid-friendly novel about a bunch of people who live near (and develop a symbiotic relationship with) trash.Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 2mins

26 Jul 2021

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"Petite" d'Edward Carey

Livres : la sélection de Gérard Collard - Sanef 107.7

Direction la Griffe Noire à St Maur des Fossés ! Notre nouveau coup de coeur à découvrir avec Ludovic Mina et notre libraire préféré Gerard Collard. Il s'agit d'une des révélations de l'année, l'histoire palpitante et étonnante de la créatrice du musée de cire de Londres, Madame Tussaud. 


25 May 2021

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Edward Carey

Fully Booked by Kirkus Reviews

Edward Carey discusses ‘The Swallowed Man’ (Riverhead, Jan. 26), an author-illustrated retelling of ‘Pinocchio’ from Geppetto’s point of view: “A deep and grimly whimsical exploration of what it means to be a son, a father, and an artist” (Kirkus). Then our editors offer reading recommendations for the week, with books by Carole Boston Weatherford (illus. by Floyd Cooper), Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and Tove Ditlevsen.


2 Feb 2021

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Edward Carey reads from ’These Our Monsters’

This Writing Life

Last year I was asked to write an introduction for a collection of modern folktales, myths and legends to be published by English Heritage. ----more---- The result was These Our Monsters, featuring work by Edward Carey, Graeme Mcrae Burnet, Fiona Mozley, Sarah Hall and many others.  I talked to three of the authors for This Writing Life podcast. The first is Edward Carey, the novelist and illustrator whose works include the 'Iremonger Trilogy' and his fabulous novel about Madame Tussaud, Little. Edward's story 'These Our Monsters', which gives the book its title, is inspired by the legend of the Green Children of Woolpit, in Suffolk. Its extraordinary narrator is one of the villagers, whom I described (if memory serves) as two parts Gollum to one part Alf Garnet, as he attempts to make sense of this universe-altering visitation.  Edward's reading more than lives up to his prose. Our interview will follow, as will readings by and conversations with Graeme Macrae Burnet and Fiona Mozley.  Edward's website is: edwardcareyauthor.com For more information on These Our Monsters, visit the English Heritage website, where you can also buy a copy. The music on the podcast is Androids Always Escape by Chris Zabriskie. 


12 Mar 2020

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Bibliophile Book Club #1: Little by Edward Carey

Bibliophile | Book talk and recommendations from independent booksellers

Bibliophile has grown! Our bookish babble can no longer be contained within the confines of a single audio file! Welcome to the first Bibliophile Book Club, where we talk exclusively about a single book! In this episode, we’re talking exclusively about the novel Little by Edward Carey and published by Gallic Books. Why does David […] The post Bibliophile Book Club #1: Little by Edward Carey appeared first on Golden Hare Books.


8 Apr 2019

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Same but Different featuring Edward Carey and Simon Garfield

The Mr B's Bookshop

The Mr B's Podcast (we're so sorry!) has been on a winter break, but we had a good excuse: we were hard at work with our shop expansion. Suitably, we also thought that the first episode of 2019 should focus on things which are kind of the same but not quite. Not that our new space is a replica of the old one...but you get the picture. Join us as we chat to authors Simon Garfield and Edward Carey, who both visited the shop at the end of last year. Simon Garfield's curious, insightful and entertaining book 'In Miniature' explores our ancient fascination with small versions of everyday things and the craftsmanship involved in making them. Edward Carey, a novelist very close to our hearts, has just published his first novel for adults - a superbly atmospheric fictional biography of the queen of replicas herself: Madame Tussaud.  Hosted by Jessica Johannesson with music by The Bookshop Band Browse through our Same but Different reading list


29 Mar 2019

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LITTLE by Edward Carey, read by Jayne Entwistle

Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine

A fictional memoir of Madam Tussaud, who founded the famous wax museum in London, takes listeners from the luxury of the French Court to the violence of the French Revolution. Petite Marie Grosholtz was nicknamed “Little,” but she was a powerhouse of spirit and perseverance. Narrator Jayne Entwistle is captivating and emotive as she tells Marie’s life in diary form. Published by Penguin Audio.Read the full review of LITTLE at audiofilemagazine.com.For more free audiobook recommendations, sign up for AudioFile Magazine’s newsletter.On today’s episode are host Jo Reed and AudioFile Magazine’s Founder & Editor Robin WhittenSupport for AudioFile's Sound Reviews comes from GraphicAudio, featuring series such as The Stormlight Archive, Deathlands, Smoke Jensen, Demon Cycle, and over 1,000 more A Movie In Your Mind full cast productions available only at www.GraphicAudio.net. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


4 Jan 2019

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Edward Carey

Writing on the Air

Join us this Wednesday as we speak with Edward Carey


17 Oct 2018