Edmund de Waal
Edmund de Waal is an artist and writer who has exhibited in museums around the world. His bestselling memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes, won the RSL Ondaatje Prize and the Costa Biography Award and in 2015 he was awarded the Windham-Campbell prize for non-fiction by Yale University. The White Road, a journey into the history of porcelain, was published in 2015. His new book, Letters to Camondo, was published in April 2021; a haunting sequence of imagined letters to the Count de Camondo – the owner of a Parisian palace filled with beautiful objects, turned into a memorial for his lost son. The palace, Musée Nissim de Camondo, will open an exhibition of de Waal's work in October 2021. You can find out more about the book and read the first of the letters here.