Philip Hoare is a journalist and author of non-fiction books. He has been fascinated by cetaceans from an early age and his book Leviathan (2008) won the 2009 Samuel Johnson Prize.
03 October 2013 05:13 PM
Without drastic action, the damage will be catastrophic
21 August 2013 08:00 PM
A full programme of Britten's works at the Proms culminates in a semi-staged performance of Michael Grandage's acclaimed Glyndebourne production of the story of an outsider fighting the establishment
14 August 2013 07:30 PM
Festivals are nothing new, despite their contemporary popularity. From the extraordinary eruptions of outdoor religious revival gatherings to vegetarian, teetotal, anti-vaccinationist rallies, Philip Hoare charts their history
13 August 2013 03:07 PM
So often it is absence rather than presence provides the poignancy
10 August 2013 12:00 AM
'I was about to be admitted to a place out of my dreams and nightmares'
28 July 2013 01:17 PM
As National Maritime Week opens we need to adjust our approach to these creatures
24 July 2013 08:30 PM
From evolutionary theory to art and literature, water has shaped human development as this remarkable exhibition reveals.
03 July 2013 12:00 PM
As the play returns to the West End, Coward's biographer Philip Hoare looks at how the drama chimes with modern-day audiences
21 June 2013 07:00 PM
In the spring of 2001, I received a postcard in the mail. On the front was Poussin's L'Orage ("The Storm"). On the back, written in an elegant script, was a note of appreciation for a book I'd just published, called Spike Island. It was signed "W.G. (Max) Sebald".
03 June 2013 07:32 PM
Malcolm Clarke was an international expert on two animals which remain among the most mysterious on the planet: the sperm whale and the giant squid. He spent most of his adult life pursuing these creatures, from the whaling grounds of the Antarctic,to the deep waters off the Azores – the remote archipelago where he lived latterly, within daily sight of his subjects.
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