Cover image of Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal

29 Podcast Episodes

Latest 2 May 2021 | Updated Daily

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Episode artwork

Edmund de Waal - Letters to Camondo


Edmund de Waal is an internationally acclaimed artist and writer, best known for his large-scale installations of porcelain vessels, often created in response to collections and archives or the history of a particular place. His interventions have been made for diverse spaces and museums worldwide, including The British Museum, London, The Frick Collection, New York and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. His memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes, won the RSL Ondaatje prize and the Costa Biography Award, was named as one of the books of the decade by the Sunday Times and of the 21st century by the Guardian. It was the Independent Bookseller Book of the Decade and has been translated into 29 languages. In 2015 he was awarded the Windham-Campbell prize for non-fiction by Yale University. The White Road, a journey into the history of porcelain, was published to great acclaim in 2015. His new book is Letters to Camondo.5x15 brings together five outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each.Learn more about 5x15 events: 5x15stories.comTwitter: www.twitter.com/5x15storiesFacebook: www.facebook.com/5x15storiesInstagram: www.instagram.com/5x15stories


26 Apr 2021

Episode artwork

The Visiting Hour - Edmund de Waal - Album reviews


The Visiting Hour from Frank McGuinness opened online at the Gate Theatre in Dublin last night, Chris Morash reviews, Edmund de Waal is an internationally acclaimed artist & author, his new book is 'Letters to Camondo', Éamon Sweeney & Siobhán Kane review the latest albums from Tom Jones to Field Music & Susan Quirke.


23 Apr 2021

Similar People

Episode artwork

Edmund de Waal: Letters to Camondo

John Sandoe Books

Not so much a sequel to ‘The Hare with Amber Eyes’, this short, superb and immensely powerful book is nevertheless complementary to his earlier book. Read it, give it, think about it; read it again.  Edited by Magnus Rena  Music: Claude Debussy, Deux Arabesques, performed by Alain Planès


20 Apr 2021

Episode artwork

Edmund de Waal: Creating a memorial

In the Studio

In The Studio follows internationally acclaimed artist and writer Edmund de Waal as he creates new site-specific work for the Musée Nissim de Camondo, a hidden gem in a quiet corner of Paris. Once a flourishing household at the centre of Belle Époque Parisian society, the magnificent building and its spectacular collection of French eighteenth-century art became a quiet memorial for the son who was to have inherited it, but who tragically, died in the First World War. Edmund de Waal guides us through his creative response to the haunting history of the Camondo family, the last of whom were killed at Auschwitz. We follow him in his studio as he works on a multi-faceted installation for a unique setting, navigates the challenges of creating during lockdown and grapples with the notions of what it means to create a fitting memorial.


20 Apr 2021

Most Popular

Episode artwork

Episode #34 - Edmund de Waal on his New Book ‘Letters to Camondo’ and his Attempts to Resolve his Feelings About his Tragic Family History

Break Out Culture With Ed Vaizey by Country and Town House

Plus we talk to Leo Villareal about lighting up the Thames and to Thomas Del Mar about a clever plan to help fund Westminster Abbey, The Wallace Collection and Grange Festival Subscribe to our newsletters - www.countryandtownhouse.co.uk/newsletter Follow Country & Town House on Twitter Follow Country & Town House on Instagram We’re reading: Letters to Camondo by Edmund de Waal The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal Keep an ey on the Musée Nissim de Camdondo’s website for news of the exhibition curated by Edmund de Waal opening in October https://madparis.fr/en/museums/musee-nissim-de-camondo/ We’re visiting: Illuminated River https://illuminatedriver.london We’re bidding at auction, donating or consigning what we can to raise funds for Westminster Abbey, The Wallace Collection and Grange Festival via Olympic Auctions’ series of fundraising auctions: https://www.olympiaauctions.com/about-us/fundraising/ Edited and Produced by Alex Graham


18 Apr 2021

Episode artwork

Edmund de Waal - 75 - Alain Elkann Interviews

Alain Elkann Interviews

A TRAGIC ASSIMILATION. Edmund de Waal is an artist who exhibits in museums and a bestselling author. His new book is LETTERS TO CAMONDO.


11 Apr 2021

Episode artwork

Episode 2 - Edmund de Waal

Art in the Age of Lockdown

This week’s episode brings to you a conversation with the eminent artist and writer, Edmund de Waal. In this thrilling conversation Edmund and Ilaria discuss the beauty of reading, the joy of letter writing, and our changed relationship how we communicate to one another. Furthermore, this episode sheds light on Edmund’s numerous upcoming literary and exhibition projects that will be released later on in 2021. 


5 Feb 2021

Episode artwork

Edmund de Waal launches our #FrontRowGetCreative challenge, Hafsa Zayyan, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Hung Parliament

Front Row

The ceramicist, artist and writer Edmund de Waal today launches the #FrontRowGetCreative project, where artists will be encouraging you, our listeners, to try their hand at creating an artwork with easily-available materials. In his studio he talks us through the creation of a palimpsest, where letters and characters overlap in layers of clay – or domestic filler in this case – to memorialise words that are special to him.We'd love to see what you create. Show us what you've made by sharing on social media channels using the hashtag Front Row Get Creative and we'll show those that catch our eye on the BBC Arts and Front Row websites. Check out the BBC's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.Hafsa Zayyan was the winner of the inaugural Merky Books New Writers' Prize - part of Stormzy’s ongoing partnership publishing new books with William Heinemann. We speak to her about her novel We Are All Birds Of Uganda. It’s a fascinating story about intergenerational trauma, racism and displacement set between Uganda in the 1960s and now.Les Enfants Terribles have a reputation for innovating in the world of immersive theatre. Their face-to-face shows included the Olivier-nominated Alice’s Adventures Underground performed literally underground, the prosecution of punk collective in Inside Pussy Riot, and United Queendom, telling the stories of some of Kensington Palace’s lesser known royals in the Palace itself. But can you do immersive theatre online? Oliver Lansley, founder and co-artistic director, discusses Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Hung Parliament described as a combination of theatre, gaming, escape room and board game - .Presenter: Elle Osili-WoodProducer: Simon Richardson


28 Jan 2021

Episode artwork

33. Edmund de Waal : "Le lièvre aux yeux d'ambre" avec Pauline Baer de Perignon

4ème de couverture

Entre "La collection disparue" de Pauline Baer de Perignon (Stock 2020) et "Le lièvre aux yeux d'ambre"  de Edmund de Waal (Flammarion 2010), il y a plus d'un point commun: une enquête de famille, un monde perdu, une collection d'art spoliée par les nazis. Chez Pauline Baer de Perignon, il s'agit de son arrière-grand-père, Jules Strauss, chez Edmund de Waal, sa famille, les Ephrussi qu'il suit d'Odessa au XIXème, à Paris au temps de Proust, à Vienne pendant la seconde guerre mondiale, puis à Tokyo en 1950. On suit l'itinéraire de netsuke qui retrouvent leur pays d'origine. "Je ne suis pas historienne de l’art, j’ai simplement voulu mener une enquête, policière et sentimentale, sur les traces de ma famille, juive, spoliée." dit Pauline Baert de Perignon  "Les tableaux voyagent et sont témoins de nos vies et de nos revers de fortune."  Choix musicaux : Joao Gilberto & Caetano Veloso "Chega de Saudade" et Charles Trenet "L'âme des poètes"


23 Nov 2020

Episode artwork

Le parole in viaggio - 30 - Un'eredità di avorio e ambra - Edmund De Waal

I Podcast di Radio Francigena

Radio Francigena fornisce una voce e un servizio a tutte le realtà culturali, associative, storico-turistiche, di movimento – italiane ed estere – che puntano sul patrimonio culturale, allargato alla qualità della vita e del buon vivere. Slow food, cammino lento, cultura, creatività, prodotti a chilometro zero, riscoperta della parola, della fantasia e dei valori fondamentali della vita. In più: ottima musica e conduttori di talento.


10 Jul 2020