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Gavin Esler

a view from the top

Gavin Esler is an author, newspaper columnist and award-winning BBC broadcaster. As well as being a presenter on Newsnight since 2003, Gavin hosts Dateline London and numerous other programmes on BBC World, the BBC News Channel and BBC radio. He is a regular presenter on BBC Radio 4 with programme credits including Four Corners and Six Places that Changed the World and Esler On Eichmann. He is a frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines including The Independent and The Mail on Sunday. His books include novels and works of non-fiction. His latest book Lessons from the Top, a portrait of leadership in the modern world, is due out in 2012. Gavin won a Royal Television Society Award for two documentaries on Alaska, and a Sony Gold for a Radio 4 documentary "Letters from Guantanamo" about the detainee Sami al Hajj who was released after the documentary was broadcast.