Gavin Francis

Gavin Francis is a GP, and the author of True North and Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence & 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.'A sober and beautiful book about the landscape of the human body: thought-provoking and eloquent.' - Hilary Mantel on Shapeshifters