Cover image of Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal

29 Podcast Episodes

Latest 28 Jan 2023 | Updated Daily

Episode artwork

Ange Mlinko, Don Paterson and Edmund de Waal on Rilke

London Review Bookshop Podcast

Central to this modern myth is the ‘savage creative storm’ of 2-23 February 1922, when Rilke wrote the Sonnets to Orpheus and completed the Duino Elegies in less than three weeks. 100 years on from its conclusion, the poet and critic Ange Mlinko discusses Rilke, the cult of Orpheus and intense productivity with Don Paterson, whose versions of the Sonnets to Orpheus were published by Faber (and the LRB) in 2006, and the writer and artist Edmund de Waal, for whom the work of Rilke has been a constant touchstone.Find our upcoming digital and in-person events here: https://lrb.me/lrbevents Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 7mins

11 May 2022

Episode artwork

”The Simple Act of Going Back” with Andre Aciman and Edmund de Waal

Always Authors

André Aciman is the NY Times best-selling author of nine titles including Call Me By Your Name, which was made into an Oscar winning film, Out of Egypt, Eight White Nights, and his latest collection of essays, Homo Irrealis. Edmund de Waal, CBE,  is a contemporary English artist, master potter and NY times best-selling author. His most notable titles are The Hare with Amber Eyes (awarded the Costa Book Award for Biography, Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, and Windham–Campbell Literature Prize for Non-Fiction); The White Road, and most recently, Letters to Camondo. André and Edmund engage in a passionate discussion about their lives, creative process and the challenges of capturing their family histories for readers. They cover it all, from Penthouse to Proust.

1hr 9mins

22 Mar 2022

Similar People

Episode artwork

Edmund de Waal’s Letters to Camondo

Getty Art + Ideas

“When you pick an object up, not only do you begin to understand how it was made, it’s facture, the people who made it, but you can also, I think, begin to start to tell the story about the people whose hands it was in.” Prominent Jewish banker and art collector Moise de Camondo settled in Paris in the 1870s and quickly began amassing the signifiers of wealth around him—a beautiful home, fine furniture, and artistic masterpieces. But after his only son, Nissim, was killed fighting for France in World War I, Moise decided to bequeath his house and its luxurious contents to the state in his son’s honor. The home became a museum, preserving the family’s name alongside the furnishings and art just as he had left them. Sadly, the anti-Semitism raging across Europe deeply impacted the museum and the Camondo family—Moise’s only surviving relatives were murdered at Auschwitz just a few years after the museum opened. In Letters to Camondo, ceramicist and author Edmund de Waal retraces the story of Moise de Camondo through imaginary letters written to the collector. In this episode, de Waal discusses Camondo’s story, its intersections with de Waal’s own history, and the emotional weight that objects can carry. For images, transcripts, and more, visit https://blogs.getty.edu/iris/podcast-edmund-de-waals-letters-to-camondo/ or getty.edu/podcasts. To buy the book, visit https://shop.getty.edu/products/letters-to-camondo. To listen to the related podcast episode featuring de Waal, visit https://blogs.getty.edu/iris/audio-edmund-de-waal-on-the-white-road/.


4 Aug 2021

Episode artwork

Letters to Camondo: Edmund de Waal


This week's episode features a special extract from the audiobook of Letters to Camondo by Edmund de Waal, author of the bestselling memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes.You can find out more about Letters to Camondo by Edmund de Waal here: https://bit.ly/3vdOft0Follow us on Twitter @vintagebooks ᛫ Sign up to the Vintage newsletter to hear all about our new releases, see exclusive extracts and win prizes: sign up here ᛫ Music by puremusic Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


11 Jul 2021

Most Popular

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

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

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