Gavin is one of the BBC’s most distinguished television journalists, with a string of awards for his documentary and news reports. He is currently BBC Europe Editor. His book A Soul on Ice was a rare glimpse behind the scenes of a reporter’s public dispatches and tells stories that are hair-raising, revelatory and sometimes downright funny. His most recent book, The Lost Continent, on the crisis in Europe and how it is leaving a lasting mark on many societies, is published by Hodder. ‘A sharp diagnosis of a very European sickness.’ The Times.