Gavin Francis 

Contributes to:  

London Review of Books www.lrb.co.uk/contributors/gavin-francis

New York Review of Books www.nybooks.com/contributors/gavin-francis/

Guardian www.theguardian.com/profile/gavin-francis

Author of:

Adventures in Human Being (2015)

9781781253410

Book of the Week, Radio 4: links to excerpts below

Episode 1 (Brain)

Episode 2 (Face)

Episode 3 (Shoulder)

Episode 4 (Liver)

Episode 5 (Foot)


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

True North (Dem Nordpol Entgegen) - German release video

Empire Antarctica - German release video