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Sound of a Wild Snail Eating: The Story of a Snail, a Scientist, and a Writer

Date: October 9, 2014

Summary: An interview with Elisabeth Tova Bailey, author of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, and Timothy Pearce, assistant curator of mollusks and head of the mollusk section at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

 

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Elizabeth Tova Bailey on the importance of passion and observation:

Observation is the heart of writing. Whether it's about the natural world or human emotion, whether you're writing nonfiction or even fiction, any writing has to do with observation, and closely studying or considering all angles of a situation or subject."

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