The Diary Of Edward The Hamster

Miriam Elia


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Dung Beetle Press
1 July 2022
ISBN: 9780992834937
32 pages

From the publisher

Edward is a hamster—yet he contains multitudes. Trapped in a cage with a wheel that taunts him with its meaninglessness, Edward records the existential ennui that is the sum of his short life. His diary is an extraordinary work, filled with profound meditations on the nature of captivity, the emptiness of life, and the irrational will to live.

Edward is not just a hamster—he is a state of mind.

This 10th anniversary edition celebrates the first printing by Dung Beetle Books and is imbued with new meaning in a post-pandemic world.

'The Diary of Edward the Hamster 1990-1990' began as a sketch on BBC Radio 4, Sony award nominated comedy ‘A Series of Psychotic Episodes’ (2008).

It contains 24 beautiful illustrations by renowned artist Miriam Elia and was the first title co-written by siblings, Ezra Elia and Miriam Elia.