Philip Hoare is the author of eight works of non-fiction. His book Leviathan or, The Whale won the 2009 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction. It was followed in 2013 by The Sea Inside. His most recent book, RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR, is published by Fourth Estate. He works as a curator, broadcaster, as a commentator for the Guardian, and spends much of his time in the sea.