A.A. Gill was born in Edinburgh. He is the author of two novels, Sap Rising (1997) and Starcrossed (1999), books on two of London's most famous restaurants, The Ivy and Le Caprice. He is also the author A.A. Gill is Away, The Angry Island, Previous Convictions, Table Talk and, most recently, Paper View. He is the TV and restaurant critic for the Sunday Times. He lives in London and spends much of his year travelling.