Philip Hoare’s books include biographies of Stephen Tennant and Noel Coward, the historical studies, Wilde’s Last Stand, Spike 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.
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
@_lrendell Yes, talking at Toppings about my new book tomorrow night! Sorry to miss you...
at St Andrew's, the beach goes on forever; hairy dogs bound into the sea and so do I; two young Parisienne actors essay a watery saunter too
We are too full of cares in the world... The sea doesn't care; it doesn't care what happens to you. ~@philipwhale