Selected Wild Snail Interviews

(Also see Patients/Physicians page for additional interviews.)

Lessons in Being Alone, From a Woodland Snail (13 min) Elisabeth Tova Bailey is interviewed by Emily Kwong for the NPR science podcast “Short Wave.” How does The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating relate to the Covid-19 pandemic?

The Story Behind the Sound, an interview with Elisabeth Tova Bailey on Definitely Not the Opera, Canadian Broadcasting

The Book Show, an interview Elisabeth Tova Bailey, ABC Radio National, Australia

Weekend Edition, Scott Simon interviews the author for NPR. “When you start to observe the pattern of another animal’s life, I think you get to know that animal and feel connected.” —Elisabeth Tova Bailey

The Story of a Snail, a Writer, and a Scientist, an interview with Elisabeth Tova Bailey, author, and Tim Pearce, malacologist, for the National Writing Project

The Faith Middleton Show, an interview with Elisabeth Tova Bailey, WNPR

Maine Things Considered, Keith Shortall interviews Elisabeth Tova Bailey, MPBN

Print Q&A interview, writer Caroline Leavitt interviews Elisabeth  Tova Bailey

“The hero of this story, [a woodland snail,] enters . . . well . . . rather slowly. It doesn’t don a cape or sport a lightening bolt on its chest, but its effects are monumental. In perfect harmony Bailey flows back and forth between her own evolution and that of the Neohelix albolabris, or woodland snail. Sound boring? Not at all. The actions of this tiny mollusk become all-consuming . . . Everything about this slip of a book is unassuming, yet its petite size, prose, and characters rise like quiet giants from its pages.” —

wildsnail.spines-4435 Photo of international editions of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating. Interview page.