October 22, 1948 |
Ilford, Essex, United Kingdom
|Genre||Contemporary history, fiction|
Anton Gill (born 22 October 1948) is an English writer. He also publishes under three pseudonyms: Oliver Bowden, Antony Cutler, and Ray Evans.
Gill was born in Ilford, Essex, the son of a German father and an English mother, and grew up in London. He was educated at Chigwell School and Clare College, Cambridge, and worked as an actor and as a director in the theatre (especially at the Royal Court Theatre in London), for the Arts Council, and for the BBC and TV-am (as writer and producer) before turning to full-time writing.
He has been a full-time professional writer since 1984, and since then he has published over 35 books, on a variety of ancient and contemporary historical subjects, including three biographies. His work includes both fiction and non-fiction, where his special field is contemporary European history. In fiction, he has written a series of Egyptian Mysteries, featuring the world's first private eye, the scribe, Huy, which have been published worldwide. More recently, he published The Sacred Scroll, a history-mystery, with Penguin. He is also the author of two biographies, on William Dampier, and Peggy Guggenheim. His most recent titles are the novels: City of Gold (Penguin) and The Accursed (Piatkus).
Under Oliver Bowden, he has written eight novels based on the Assassin's Creed series: Assassin's Creed: Renaissance, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Assassin's Creed: Forsaken, Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, Assassin's Creed:Unity and Assassin's Creed: Underworld. He himself played the games first and wrote novels about them later.
- Mad about the Boy: The Life and Times of Boy George and Culture Club 1984
- How to be Oxbridge: A Bluffer's Handbook 1985
- The Journey Back from Hell: Conversations with Concentration Camp Survivors 1988
- Berlin to Bucharest: Travels in Eastern Europe 1993
- City of Dreams: The Second Egyptian Mystery 1993
- Ruling Passions: Sex, Race and Empire 1995
- The Devil's Mariner: A Life of William Dampier, Pirate and Explorer, 1651-1715 1997
- Last Talons of the Eagle With Gary Hyland 1998
- Extinct 2001
- Peggy Guggenheim: The Life of an Art Addict 2001
- Great Escape 2002
- Il Gigante 2002
- Ancient Egyptians: The Kingdom of the Pharoahs Brought to Life 2003
- The Rise and Fall of Babylon: Gateway of the Gods 2012
- Assassin's Creed: Renaissance 2009
- Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 2010
- Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade 2011
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations 2011
- Assassin's Creed: Forsaken 2012
- Assassin's Creed: Black Flag 2013
- Assassin's Creed: Unity 2014
- Assassin's Creed: Underworld 2015