Philip Hoare’s books include Serious Pleasures: The Life of Stephen Tennant and Noël Coward: A Biography; Wilde’s Last Stand, Spike Island, and England’s Lost Eden. Leviathan or, The Whale won the 2009 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize and is published in the UK, US, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and China. It was followed by The Sea Inside (2013) and RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR (2017).
His latest book, Albert & the Whale, is published by 4th Estate in the UK, Pegasus Books in US, Ático do los Libros in Spain and Il Saggiatore in Italy.
Philip wrote and presented the BBC Arena film The Hunt for Moby-Dick, and directed three short films for BBC’s Whale Night. He is co-curator of the Moby-Dick and Ancient Mariner ‘Big Reads’, and is professor of creative writing at the University of Southampton.
@philipwhale I want all of the sea tweets together in an unending calligraphic scroll
Today's Dürer is the melancholy artist, bent over his art; a creative, modernist state for him and James Joyce and… t.co/xItx6FEQMF
3.30 am: no one gives you the sea, no one takes any chances, they don't dare to get in it, it's too big and black, by day or by night.