Gavin Francis

Gavin Francis is a GP and the author of True North and Empire Antarctica: Ice Silence and Emperor Penguins which won the Scottish Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize and Costa Prize. He also writes for the Guardian the Times London Review of Books and Granta. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife and children. Find him on Twitter @gavinfranc and online at

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