Gavin Mortimer




Gavin Mortimer


Gavin Mortimer was born in London and now divides his time between the British capital and Paris. After a season or two as a semi-professional rugby player, Gavin began writing full-time in 1996 and has since contributed to a broad cross-section of publications, from Esquire to the Times and from BBC History Magazine to The Week. His first book, Shackleton, was published in 1999 and he has also written nearly a dozen children’s books, on subjects as diverse as the Lakota Sioux and cricket. He has lectured on Ernest Shackleton and the SAS in World War Two to, among others, IBM, Allen &Overy and the National Army Museum. Film Rights to his 2011 book, The History of the SAS in WW2, have been optioned to GK-TV in Hollywood, and Gavin is a frequent guest on radio stations, including BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 4. If you have any questions concerning Gavin's work please contact Andrew Lownie, at

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