Philip Hoare‘s Leviathan or, The Whale won the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction; his new book is RisingTideFallingStar (Fourth Estate). A regular contributor to the Guardian, he is professor of creative writing at the University of Southampton.
Events at Word
Documentary: The Hunt for Moby-DickFriday 31 August 12:30 pm
Acclaimed writer Philip Hoare confronts our fascination with one of the most mysterious animals in the ocean, the whale.
Featured Classic: Moby-DickSaturday 1 September 11:15 am
You’ll love this 90-minute reading workshop with whale enthusiast and Moby-Dick expert Philip Hoare.
Whale WatchingTuesday 28 August 12:45 pm
A once in a lifetime chance to encounter the leviathans of the deep with Philip Hoare and David Neiwert.
Starry, Starry NightFriday 31 August 8:00 pm
John Campbell hosts the most electrifying, energising and eclectic evening of the festival, with seven local and international stars of the festival.
Soundtrack Or, Dancing About ArchitectureSunday 2 September 11:30 am
Philip Hoare, Chris Tse, Pip Adam and Nic Low choose the soundtrack to their lives and work, hosted by Kiran Dass.