Journalist and author
Gavin Esler is the author of five novels - Loyalties, Deep Blue, The Blood Brother, A Scandalous Man, and Power Play. He is a BAFTA member and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
He has also written a book on American discontent, The United States of Anger, published in October 1997 (Penguin). For several years he wrote regular columns for The Scotsman, The Independent and other publications.
The University awarded Gavin an honorary MA in 1995 and an honorary Doctor of Civil Law in 2005. In July 2014, Gavin was installed as the University’s sixth Chancellor.