Category Archives: Wild Snail Book

Wild Snail Fundraiser for The Microbe Discovery Project

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Please join me for a series of online WILD SNAIL readings and Q&A, a fundraiser for Dr. Ian’ Lipkin’s ME/CFS Microbe Discovery Project. 100% of all donations will go to Columbia University earmarked for this research. This is very important ME/CFS research. This global event involved four sessions over 24 hours in order to reach […]

Audiobook edition of the Wild Snail just launched!

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“This is an audiobook to help you find your place in the universe” —AudioFile Magazine Actor Renee Raudman gives a wonderful reading of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating. Renee has won AudioFile Earphones Awards, including an award for Wesley the Owl by Stacey O’Brien and she is a multiple Audie Award nominee. The digital download […]

The Story of a Snail, a Writer, and a Scientist

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Tanya Baker, the Director of the National Writing Project, has just posted an interview with Tim Pearce, my malacologist (snail scientist), and myself. Tim and I talk about how I first contacted him when researching my book and Tim tells lots of wonderful snail stories. If you’d like to hear what happens to a snail when it […]

Recording the sound of a snail eating

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Last week I met with sound scientist/artist JT Bullitt to make new recordings of two Neohelix albolabris snails as they ate various food stuffs. Their eating sound passes through the food substrate (not through the air), so these are substrate recordings. It was quite exciting to get fresh sounds with John’s newly devised set up and the snail’s had a good time feasting on […]

The Japanese translation of the Wild Snail book!

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The Japanese translation of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating has just been published by Asuka Shinsh. The cover design is beautiful and unexpected, quite in keeping with the story between the covers! The cover has die-cut holes to show where the snail has eaten through the jacket down to the green cover beneath. A truly lovely edition […]

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