Louise Hoole

Role: Author
Places: St. Helena (South Atlantic island), United Kingdom, Tanzania

Louise Hoole was born in England, spent part of her childhood on the remote Atlantic island of St Helena, and has lived for the past decade in East Africa. She came to writing via a labyrinthine route: training as a nurse, studying literature, working in a hospice, and attempting to walk across Africa. She has written several non-fiction books including Seven Wonders: the World Heritage Sites of Tanzania, Talking to the Ancestors (about art) and Mud, Pirates, Jellyfish and Gas (about deep-water oil and gas exploration). Black Rock is her first novel.



Website: www.louisehoole.com

Select Publications: 

  • Black Rock: the story of an island, an exile and an emperor
  • Seven Wonders: the World Heritage Sites of Tanzania (Black Ink Press)
  • Talking to the Ancestors: Arts & Crafts in Tanzania (Gallery Publications)
  • Mud, Pirates, Jellyfish and Gas


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