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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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2 am: the full moon fills the sea; time stops still

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@philipwhale ‘A comet that was lost Should be visible at sunset, Those million tons of light Like a glimmer of haws… t.co/l7tgYBEbl0

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@dedalusdenaries the nights are so long and the mornings so dark there might be no space inbetween

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2.30 am: swimming in the path of the moon; going to come out the other side

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Have @whalesorg got monitors in place for this new military exercise beginning tomorrow at Gare Loch? @philipwhalet.co/dyvcjZWmsW

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