Friday, February 5, 2010

Author of the Day: William Boyd

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)

Ordinary Thunderstorms

Waiting for Sunrise

Solo (a James Bond novel)

Sweet Caress

The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth (short stories)

Love is Blind

NOTE: Last updated October 15, 2018.


If you would like your review of any of William Boyd's books listed here, please leave a comment with a link and I will add it.

1 comment :

  1. I'm just getting into The Blue Afternoon, my first book by Boyd. And I Bookmooched Any Human Heart so I'm hoping I like this writer too.


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