Gavin Francis:  doctor & writer

Contributes to:  

London Review of Books

New York Review of Books


Author of:

Adventures in Human Being (2015


*Winner of Saltire Non-Fiction Book of the Year*

*Winner BMA Book Awards - Category: Basis of Medicine*

*Economist Books of the Year 2015*

*Sunday Times Books of the Year 2015*

*Sunday Herald Books of the Year 2015*

*Observer - Science Book of the Year 2015*

*Times Books of the Year 2015*

Book of the Week, BBC Radio 4, June 2015

links to excerpts below






UK release May 2015 (Profile), US & Canada, Oct 2015 (Basic), Brazil (Zahar), Netherlands Spring 2016 ( Nieuwezijds) Turkey 2016 (Domingo) Taiwan 2016 (Briefing Press) China (CITIC), Korea (Koonja), Thailand (Nokhook) Italy (EDT)

Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins (2012)

Scottish Book of the Year 2013, shortlisted for Costa, Banff, Saltire & Ondaatje Awards

EA very small

UK (Chatto), USA (Counterpoint), Germany (DuMont), Korea (Koon Ja)

True North: Travels in Arctic Europe (2008, 2012)

True North cover vsmall

UK (Polygon) Germany (DuMont)

 Page 1 animation: Empire Antarctica - Scottish Book Awards