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.
He is still, by miles, the most brilliant journalist of our age - Lynn BarberVery, very funny - GQUnderlying all the hype, the wit, the glittering rococo brilliant 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