William Boyd was born in Ghana in 1952 to Scottish parents, educated at Glasgow University and Oxford, and published his first novel in 1981. He writes short stories, novels, screenplays, essays, and criticism.
I was introduced to Boyd's writing when I found Armadillo left behind at a vacation rental. Based on the paperback format and cover, I expected a mystery and was pleased to discover a literary novel with surprising twists. I know keep an eye out for his books and have enjoyed all that I have read.
His books are listed below in publication order, starting with his debut novel. Those I have read are in red. Those on my TBR shelf are in blue.
A Good Man in Africa
On the Yankee Station and Other Stories
An Ice-Cream War
Stars and Bars
The New Confessions (reviewed here)
Brazzaville Beach (reviewed here; winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize)
The Blue Afternoon
The Destiny of Natalie 'X' and Other Stories
Nat Tate: An American Artist 1928-1960 (reviewed here)
Any Human Heart
Fascination (short stories)
Bamboo (essays and criticiscm)
Restless (reviewed here)
The Dream Lover (short stories)
Waiting for Sunrise
NOTE: Last updated April 19, 2012.
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