Past Events
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Eine Familiengeschichte in Briefen

MAK, Vienna
7.00pm, 10 November 2021

EDW Letters to Camondo German

Edmund de Waal discusses his book Letters to Camondo in this event at MAK Vienna, introduced by journalist and author Wolfgang Popp.

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Jewish Art Collectors and The Fall of France


2.00pm, 6 June 2021

Edmund de Waal Letters to Camondo Gallery 6

Join James McAuley and Edmund de Waal as they discuss this powerful history of Jewish art collectors in France, and how an embrace of art and beauty was met with hatred and destruction

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In conversation with Adam Gopnik

Jewish Museum, New York: Online

6.30-7.30pm ET, 20 May 2021

Author Talk LTC WL22

Hosted by the Jewish Museum, New York, a conversation between Edmund de Waal and writer Adam Gopnik to celebrate the launch of Letters to Camondo.

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Talk for Independent Bookshops


7.30pm, 6 May 2021

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In this live streamed event, Edmund de Waal discusses Letters to Camondo with Village Books, Dulwich.

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After Vienna: Edmund de Waal and Tom Stoppard


6.00pm, 2 May 2021

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For the London Library Lit Fest, Tom Stoppard and Edmund de Waal came together in conversation to discuss some of the themes and concerns they share in their work, including diaspora, displacement, art and libraries and the cultural particularity of pre-War Vienna.

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Edmund de Waal at the How To Academy


6.30pm, 26 April 2021

Edmund De Waal Book Archive 515 WEB

Edmund de Waal discusses his most recent book at this online event with the How To Academy.

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5 x 15 online Series


7.00pm, 21 April 2021

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An evening of art, science and deeply personal storytelling, with Edmund de Waal, Sam Lee, Horatio Clare, Suzanne O'Sullivan and Walter Isaacson.

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Book launch at the V&A

7.00pm, 20 April 2021

Edmund De Waal Book Archive 513 WEB

Edmund de Waal joins museum director Olivier Gabet for a conversation, chaired by Tristram Hunt, in celebration of the publication of Letters to Camondo.

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Objects of Desire

Baillie Gifford Theatre, Edinburgh Book Festival

7.00pm, 19 August 2021

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In this event, De Waal explains his deep fascination with the objects in the Musée de Camondo – and why they also reveal much about his own personal and cultural history – with Lennie Goodings, author of A Bite of the Apple: A Life with Books, Writers and Virago.

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The Collectors

Kings Place Hall, London & Online

7.00pm, 31 August 2021

Edmund de Waal Letters to Camondo Gallery 2

Part of Jewish Book Week, Edmund de Waal will be in conversation Washington Post Paris Correspondent James Mcauley, chaired by Anne Sebba.

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An evening with Edmund de Waal

Hatchards, London
13 July 2022

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Join Edmund de Waal at Hatchards, Piccadilly, to celebrate the paperback publication of his book Letters to Camondo. De Waal will discuss his exploration of the Camondos’ lavish rooms and detailed archives led him to write this haunting series of letters to the Count, reflecting on the events that so scarred 20th-century Europe.