British author Philip Hoare has written eight works of non-fiction, recently concentrating on the ocean. Hoare’s Leviathan or, The Whale won the 2009 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction. He followed that up with The Sea Inside in 2013. His newest book is RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR, a work that celebrates the sea as the source of life and makes surprising connections with his childhood, literary giants like Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, and Virginia Woolf, and the late rock star David Bowie.
Hoare was in Providence to give a lecture at the RISD Museum, and he stopped by our studio to talk about his work.