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Philip Hoare

Author, English
Philip Hoare's books include biographies of Stephen Tennant and Noel Coward, 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, followed by  The Sea Inside (2013) and RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR (2017).  His films include the BBC Arena, The Hunt for Moby-Dick, and I was a dark star always, celebrating Wilfred Owen's love of the sea.  He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Southampton, and co-curator of the Moby-Dick Big Read and, currently, the Ancient Mariner Big Read. Photo credit: James Balla