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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2 am: the big moon slips down the sky, and I slide into a swollen sea; none of these things has a name

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Caroline Hack

Great to see the @BurtonConstable whale getting some international coverage (and a name check for my summer exhibit… t.co/wlgV6ttXO0

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Anna Iltnere

@NanPrize #RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR is my sea bible. I bought it for my 33rd birthday, and after having spent a couple… t.co/waiyPTAGFi

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I've made two @Spotify playlists of music I was listening to whilst travelling & writing OUTPOST Some tunes are me… t.co/WUkBXzHZ1z

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