Anton Gill, Award-Winning Writer & Historian

Anton Gill - Award-winning Writer & HistorianWelcome to the official website of Anton Gill, an award-winning writer & historian and author of over 30 best-selling publications.

Anton Gill, an English Literature graduate of Clare College, Cambridge, has been a freelance writer since 1984, specialising in European contemporary history but latterly branching out into historical fiction.

He has been translated and published worldwide, and is the winner of the H H Wingate Award for non-fiction for his study of survivors of the Nazi concentration camps, “The Journey Back From Hell”.

He has also worked extensively in BBC radio and television and has several plays and scripts to his credit.

Anton is responsible for a wide collection of books focusing on the Second World War, 19th Century History and a detailed historic collection of Ancient Egypt. More recently he has used this as the basis for a fictional series of Egyptian thrillers, available from his page here..

Radio Features included a documentary about whales and whaling, “For the Whales”, and a biography of Alexander Pope told through his letters, “The Spider’s Touch. In 1976 Gill worked as a script editor for BBC Radio Drama, and from 1978-1980 he was a Senior Drama Producer with the BBC with special responsibility for the Radio 2 soap opera, Waggoners’ Walk”. During 1981 he ran “The Archers” in Birmingham before resigning from the BBC in January 1982.