David Gibbins is the author of seven previous historical adventure novels that have sold over two million copies and are published in twenty-nine languages. He taught archaeology, ancient history and art history as a university lecturer, before turning to writing fiction full-time. He is a passionate diver and has led numerous expeditions, some that led to extraordinary discoveries of ten-thousand-year-old artefacts. "
" David divides his time between England and a farm and wilderness tract in Canada where he does most of his writing. "
Mark Milburn took this video of me diving on the wreck of the Schiedam in June only a few days after we'd... https://t.co/oBzdIGx6Sd
by @GibbinsDavid - 3 days ago
I'm very pleased that Bob Dylan has been awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Literature. It makes a refreshing... https://t.co/FtjYamhnuD
by @GibbinsDavid - 8 days ago
I'm delighted to show the cover of my new novel TESTAMENT, out in hardback and ebook in the UK in December and in... https://t.co/GK5Cy8k4DV
by @GibbinsDavid - 12 days ago
Does anyone watch the TV series Poldark, set in Cornwall in the late 18th century? Yesterday I went to one of my... https://t.co/yo0dKXXcUl
by @GibbinsDavid - 24 days ago
Very nice to see some of my backlist still for sale in the bookshops - this is The Gods of Atlantis (2011) in... https://t.co/Q9cpcSMyZN
by @GibbinsDavid - one month ago
DavidGibbinsAuthor - 3 days ago
Mark Milburn took this video of me diving on the wreck of the Schiedam in June only a few days after we'd rediscovered it, off Gunwalloe on Cornwall. I'm now immersed in writing my next novel (of course!), but am looking forward to some real immersion over the next few weeks returning to this site and hoping that the sand has shifted to reveal more of the wreck, from the late 17th century. Watch this space!
DavidGibbinsAuthor - 8 days ago
I'm very pleased that Bob Dylan has been awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Literature. It makes a refreshing change from the sometimes slightly obscure authors who have been given the prize in recent years. With the gates now being opened to songwriters, who could be next? My vote would go to Paul Simon: 'Once my heart was filled with the love of a girl / I held her close, but she faded in the night / Like a poem I meant to write.' Those lyrics from 'Leaves That Are Green' (my favourite Simon and Garfunkel song, probably) are among numerous examples of poetic songwriting that should satisfy a Nobel Committee, not just from his Simon and Garfunkel years but also from the Graceland period and beyond. Can anyone think of any stronger contenders in popular music?
DavidGibbinsAuthor - 12 days ago
I'm delighted to show the cover of my new novel TESTAMENT, out in hardback and ebook in the UK in December and in the US early next year. The image of the divers is an actual photo of me and my brother Alan, taken in the clear waters off Tobermory in Lake Huron in Canada this August. The image of the ancient wreck below us - seen through the horseshoe-shaped broken rim of a pot - is a CGI inspired by images of actual Phoenician wrecks in the Mediterranean. The overall design is the work of Lee Gibbons (no relation, different spelling!), who created the jacket design for my million-selling novel ATLANTIS, and the diver photo is the work of my brother Alan Gibbins. I'm looking forward to posting more about this novel as the publication date approaches!
DavidGibbinsAuthor - 24 days ago
Does anyone watch the TV series Poldark, set in Cornwall in the late 18th century? Yesterday I went to one of my favourite dive sites, Gunwalloe Cove, and found that it had been completely taken over by the production (all of those white vehicles behind the farmyard). If you look closely you can see Demelza riding across the sand, with the film team behind. I calculated that I might well appear in the distant background of this scene from where I was taking the photo. The shipwreck scene in an earlier series was filmed in the cove on the other side of the headland, where there is an actual wreck of the 18th century (and one of the 17th century, and another of the early 19th century - there are at least a dozen recorded historic wrecks off Gunwalloe). This place also appears in my forthcoming novel. More on that soon!
DavidGibbinsAuthor - one month ago
Very nice to see some of my backlist still for sale in the bookshops - this is The Gods of Atlantis (2011) in WHSmith in Stratford-upon-Avon. I'm looking forward to showing the brilliant cover design for my new novel TESTAMENT, out in hardback in the UK in December and in the US and Canada as well as France, Greece and elsewhere next year.
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