October 22, 1948|
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
|Genre||Contemporary history, fiction|
Anton Gill (born 22 October 1948) is an Anglo-American writer. He also publishes under three pseudonyms: Oliver Bowden, Antony Cutler, and Ray Evans.
Gill was born in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of a German father and an English mother, and moved to London while he was 7. 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.
- A Dance Between Flames 1993
- City of the Dead 1993
- An Honourable Defeat 1994
- 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