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Gavin Esler

Gavin Esler is an award winning television and radio broadcaster, writer and journalist. His latest book BREXIT WITHOUT THE BULLSHIT examines in rigorous, insightful and revealing detail the facts about how Brexit will affect our daily lives. The book considers how Brexit will change the food we eat, how meat is produced and how crops are picked in the fields, the impact on the NHS, doctors, nurses, social care staff and pharmaceuticals. It will also consider the consequences for our jobs, investment, employment, travel, and the connections between Brexit and the deepening divisions in British society. Gavin is also the author of five novels (Loyalties, Deep Blue, The Blood Brother, A Scandalous Man and Power Play) and two other non-fiction books, The United States of Anger and Lessons from the Top.

Lessons from the Top was inspired by Gavin’s conversations and interviews with numerous heads of state & world leaders including Bill Clinton, Angela Merkel, Tony Blair and many others. It examines how successful leaders use stories to educate, persuade and bring about change.

Gavin is known for his reporting and presenting work at the BBC, and has been the main presenter on Dateline London on the BBC News Channel and BBC World and a regular on numerous other programmes, including Hardtalk. He left the BBC in 2018 and is now a freelance journalist and writer.

Formerly Gavin was the BBC’s Chief North America Correspondent for eight years, based in Washington and frequently reporting from the White House mostly during the Clinton presidency. He has also reported from countries as diverse as China, Peru, Argentina, Cuba, Brazil, Russia, Jordan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and from the Aleutian Islands, as well as all across Europe. On returning to the UK, he joined the presenting team on the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs programme Newsnight.As well as being a BAFTA member, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the holder of a Royal Television Society Award, Gavin was also awarded a Sony Gold Award for his BBC Radio 4 programme, Letters from Guantanamo.

He is currently a columnist for The National (UAE) newspaper, Chancellor of the University of Kent and a visiting lecturer in various academic institutions, large corporations, and public service organisations including the British military. Gavin took on the role of moderator for the 2017 ‘How to do Good’ charity-speaker tour in Oslo, Stockholm, The Hague, Brussels, Paris, London and New York.

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