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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

 

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Edinburgh Book Festival today at 12.30 @edbookfest @situationsUK @SotonEnglish @AitkenAlexander @GuardianBooks t.co/2rlJTdETvX

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swimming in the shiny brown North Sea at dawn, chilly water crackling with terns as the sun rises low and long over Portobello's urban beach

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An immense pleasure to have @philipwhale visit the bookshop today, and to hear him share his amazing whale adventur… t.co/WVS8NPChGX

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Reading for us today 5:30 #ImprisonedWriters: @Scots_Diaspora @lizzystewart @philipwhale & Andrew O'Hagan. Free tix… t.co/ztQoFb7oqA

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