Author(s): A. A. Gill
A. A. Gill is probably the most read columnist in Britain. Every weekend he entertains readers of the SUNDAY TIMES with his biting observations on television and his unsparing, deeply knowledgeable restaurant reviews. Even those who want to hate him agree: A. A. Gill is hopelessly, painfully funny. He is one of a tiny band of must-read journalists and it is always a disappointment when the words 'A.A. Gill is Away' appear at the foot of his column. This book is the fruit of those absences: 22 long travel pieces that belie his reputation as a mere style journalist and master of vitriol: this is travel writing of the highest quality and ambition.
AA Gill is the high profile TV and Restaurant critic for the SUNDAY TIMES and is contributing editor to GQ magazine His blend of travel reportage and humour are a hugely popular combination in the tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Hawks 'In this collection of 25 accounts of trips abroad he comes across as both funny and compassionate' DAILY EXPRESS 'His reporting here is spot-on: clear-eyed, informative and compassionate his work is always... surprising, original, stimulating and, for that reason, always worth reading' Lynn Barber, DAILY TELEGRAPH 'This is one of those rare books that I never wanted to end. While I hate missing any of Gill's acerbic restaurant and television reviews, I'll no longer wince at the words 'AA Gill is away' printed on the bottom of the page. It means that I'm in for a real treat when he returns to tell me where he's been' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
AA Gill is the author of two novels Sap Rising (1997) and Starcrossed (1999) and books on two of London's most famous restaurants, The Ivy and Le Caprice. He is the TV and restaurant critic for the Sunday Times and is contributing editor to GQ magazine.