Gavin Francis grew up in Fife, Scotland, and holds degrees in Neuroscience and Medicine from Edinburgh University. After qualifying he spent ten years travelling and working, visiting all seven continents, working as an expedition doctor in the Arctic and Antarctic, and driving a motorcycle from Scotland to New Zealand.
He's the author of three books: True North (2008, 2010), Empire Antarctica (2012) and Adventures in Human Being (2015). He's the recipient of several literary awards, his work is published in 12 languages, and he's a regular contributor to the Guardian, London Review of Books, and New York Review of Books.
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Adventures in Human Being, 2015, Profile
Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins, 2012, Chatto
True North: Travels in Arctic Europe, 2010, Polygon