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John Gimlette is an English author of travel literature. He has published five books to date; Panther Soup: A European Journey in War and Peace, Theatre Of Fish: Travels through Newfoundland and Labrador, At The Tomb Of The Inflatable Pig: Travels through Paraguay , Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge and Elephant Complex.
Born in 1963, at the age of 17 Gimlette crossed the former Soviet Union by train, and has now travelled to more than 60 countries.
Awards and honors
- Vagabonding - Rolf Potts' interview with John Gimlette.
- New York Times - War Zone revisited, review of Panther Soup: A European Journey in War and Peace.
- Joanna Kavenna, "The frozen, unruly north", review of Theatre Of Fish: Travels through Newfoundland, The Spectator, 26 February 2005.
- salon.com - "The world's best living travel writer", article by Patrick Smith.