John Gimlette is a well-established travel writer, having won the Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize and the Wanderlust Travel Writing Award. He writes regularly for a number of broadsheets. His first book, At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels through Paraguay, was published in 2003 to massive critical acclaim. Theatre of Fish, set in Newfoundland and Labrador, was published in 2005, followed by Panther Soup (2005) and Wild Coast (2012), which takes the reader through Guyana, Suriname, and French Guyana. When not probing the extreme corners of the Earth he practises as a barrister in London.