Gabriel's work has been translated into the major European languages and into Arabic. He is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Sussex, and a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Literature. He is the author of 18 novels, including Goldberg: Variations (2001) and Everything Passes (2006). His last novel, Infinity: The Story of a Moment, appeared in May 2012. He is one of the judges of the Goldsmiths Prize 2013.