Elisabeth Tova Bailey

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Elisabeth Tova Bailey’s essays and short stories have been published in The Missouri Review, Northwest Review, and the Sycamore Review. She has received several Pushcart Prize nominations and a Notable Essay Listing in Best American Essays. She lives in Maine.

NPR science podcast “Short Wave”

Elisabeth Tova Bailey is interviewed by Emily Kwong for the NPR podcast “Short Wave” on April 6, 2020. How does The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating relate to the Coronavirus pandemic?


Lessons in Being Alone, from a Woodland Snail (13 minutes)



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“Illness isolates; the isolated become invisible; the invisible become forgotten. But the snail....the snail kept my spirit from evaporating.”
Elisabeth Tova Bailey, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

“Survival often depends on a specific focus: A relationship, a belief, or a hope balanced on the edge of possibility. Or something more ephemeral: the way the sun passes through the hard seemingly impenetrable glass of a window and warms the blanket, or how the wind, invisible but for its wake, is so loud one can hear it through the insulated walls of a house.”
Elisabeth Tova Bailey, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

“The life of a snail is as full of tasty food, comfortable beds of sorts, and a mix of pleasant and not-so-pleasant adventures as that of anyone I know”
Elisabeth Tova Bailey, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

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