A.A. Gill is Further Away
By A.A. Gill
A new collection of dazzling travel pieces from SUNDAY TIMES journalist and critic A.A. GILL.
A collection of dazzling travel pieces from SUNDAY TIMES journalist and critic A. A. GILL.
From the moment he joined the SUNDAY TIMES, A.A. Gill has wanted to interview places - to discover the personality of a place as if it were a person, to listen and talk to it. A. A. GILL IS FURTHER AWAY is a wonderfully insightful and funny compendium of travel writing taken mostly from the SUNDAY TIMES, but also from GQ, TATLER and CONDE NAST TRAVELLER. Gill writes with a clarity and acerbity that conveys the intensity of his experiences in his travels around the world. His book includes essays on Sudan, India, Cuba, Germany and California. In each piece, there is a central image Gill uses as the key to unlocking the personality of a place.
A. A. Gill (1954-2016) was born in Edinburgh. He was the TV and restaurant critic and regular features-writer for the Sunday Times, a columnist for Esquire and contributor to Australian Gourmet Traveller. His books include A. A. Gill is Away, The Angry Island, Previous Convictions, Table Talk, Paper View, A. A. Gill is Further Away, The Golden Door and Lines in the Sand, as well as two novels and the memoir Pour Me, which was shortlisted for the 2016 PEN Ackerley Prize. The Best of A. A. Gill, a collection of his journalism, was published in 2017.
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12 Apr 2012
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'Gill is one of the handful [of journalists] whose pieces are worth collecting' — Kate Saunders, SUNDAY TIMES
'Underlying all the hype, the wit, the glittering rococo brilliance of his style, there is also the most solid and underrated of journalistic virtues - the power to convey a scene in words so that readers feel they are present' — DAILY TELEGRAPH
Gill applies his acerbity on Sudan, India, Cuba, Germany and California, uncovering the personality of each place much as he does with his celebrity interviewees — NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER
(Gill) never fails to write with power and wit — LONELY PLANET MAGAZINE
Describing each location with equal wonder, he makes Morris dancers sound as exotic as Madagascan tribes — SHORTLIST
Whatever his methods, not many writers can so succinctly drill down into a destination...punctuated with thoughts and ideas pulsating with wisdom — Peter Myers, BUSINESS TRAVELLER REUTERS
If you like travel, brilliant writing and truly original thinking, then join the queue. — Alice B-B, VANITY FAIR
As this collection of stories shows, few writers can get under the skin of a place as evocatively or effectively. — Peter Moore, WANDERLUST
A highly diverting collection — GOOD BOOK GUIDE