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Philip Hoare’s books include biographies of Stephen Tennant and Noël Coward, the historical studies, Wilde’s Last StandSpike Island, and England’s Lost Eden. His book Leviathan or, The Whale won the 2009 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction. His last book, The Sea Inside, was published in 2013. His new book, RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR, is published by Fourth Estate (summer 2017), the University of Chicago Press (spring 2018), and Atico de los Libros (autumn 2018).

Out of a tempestuous sea, fantastical stories of drowned poets, eccentric artists and magical animals, slipping between species and gender, all bound by the profound ocean.

‘Rich and strange from the tip of its title to its deep-sunk bones’, Robert Macfarlane.

An experienced broadcaster, curator and filmmaker, he wrote and presented the BBC Arena film The Hunt for Moby-Dick. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Southampton, and curator of the Moby-Dick Big Read, www.mobydickbigread.com

 

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“Saints diving through the firmament, devils flickering like fire, angels back-crawling through transparent seas.”… t.co/z4mtldA8SW

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2 am: the moon floodlights the sea like my room, lighting my way into outer space; I'm swimming nowhere, slowly.

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2 am: swimming into a cool, electric moon, shining on another me, under the sea.

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Launching on 23 September @TheAIPlym: the start of our voyage into The Rime of the Ancient Mariner… t.co/ArziFAvQFr

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2 am: all silvery, the moon and sea, held under, waiting for me

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