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Albert and the Whale: Book Talk with Philip Hoare

Albert and the Whale: Book Talk with Philip Hoare

Sunday, October 3, 2021

2:00 PM–3:00 PM
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Join author Philip Hoare for a Zoom discussion of, and reading from, his critically acclaimed new book, Albert and the Whale. As noted in The Guardian: “the gifted writer summons the eclectic travels of Albrecht Dürer with captivating passion, poignancy, pure wonder, and a personal twist.”
Copies of the book are available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Author and professor of creative writing at the University of Southampton, Philip Hoare has written books such as Leviathan or, The Whale (winner of the 2009 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize), Serious Pleasures: The Life of Stephen Tennant, Noël Coward: A Biography, and England’s Lost Eden: Adventures in a Victorian Utopia. Hoare is also co-curator of the Moby-Dick and Ancient Mariner ‘Big Reads’, among other whale-related projects.

Registrants will receive an email with a private Zoom link to this live virtual program before the event. The event will also be broadcast via Facebook Live.