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Acclaimed UK Author Philip Hoare Zoom Talk–Saturday, January 14 at 9am,

Sara Atwood

Since 1888, the Ruskin Art Club of Los Angeles has championed the work of southern California artists, writers, musicians, craftspeople, writers, and thinkers.

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Through performances, lectures, workshops, mentoring, and other related activities, the club promotes John Ruskin’s vision of the unity of art and life and the arts as a catalyst for social transformation in the 21st century.

On Saturday, January 14 at 9am, Philip Hoare will be speaking to the Ruskin Art Club from the UK (via Zoom) about John Ruskin, Albrecht Dürer, Oscar Wilde, and a few other things besides. His talk promises to be stimulating and original. Philip is an acclaimed writer, curator, and presenter. He is the author of nine works of non-fiction, including biographies of Stephen Tennant and Noël Coward, and the studies, Wilde’s Last Stand and England’s Lost Eden: Adventures in a Victorian Utopia.  Spike Island was chosen by W.G. Sebald as his book of the year for 2001. In 2009, Hoare’s Leviathan or, The Whale won the 2009 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction. It was followed in 2013 by The Sea Inside, and in 2017 by RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR.  His latest book, Albert & the Whale, led the New York Times to call the author a ‘forceful weather system’ of his own.

Philip is also co-curator, with Angela Cockayne, of the digital projects www.mobydickbigread.com and www.ancientmarinerbigread.com and he swims every day in the sea.

Details of the Ruskin Art Club event can be found at the following link: