Gavin Francis
Doctor, Writer

Gavin Francis is a doctor and an award-winning writer. His latest book is Adventures in Human Being (2015). He lives and practises medicine in Edinburgh, and writes for The Guardian, The New Republic, The London Review of Books and The New York Review.

He is writing a book on human life & change, to be called Transformations. It will be published in Spring 2018 by Wellcome / Profile in the UK, and Basic Books in the U.S.

Written by Gavin Francis

Untold stories; a country doctor, Ernest Guy Ceriani, going to visit his patients in the 400 miles of remote countryside surrounding Kremmling, Colorado in 1948. Photo by W. Eugene Smith/Magnum

Stories and literature

Literature can enthuse medicine, and medicine can inspire literature. They are complementary treatments for being human

Gavin Francis