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William Boyd


William Boyd was born in Accra, Ghana in 1955 to Scottish parents. His father was a doctor and his mother a teacher. He went to Gordonstoun boarding school in Scotland, while his parents remained in Africa. He obtained a diploma in French studies at the University of Nice and then went to Glasgow University, where he got an M.A. in English and philosophy and then Jesus College, Oxford. He then taught English at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford before writing Stars and Bars, when he became a full-time writer. As well as writing novels and stories, he has also written screenplays, directed a film and written a radio play. His biography of the American artist, Nat Tate, was a hoax, based on the names of the National Gallery and the Tate Gallery.

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1981 A Good Man in Africa
1981 On the Yankee Station and Other Stories
1982 An Ice-Cream War
1984 Stars and Bars
1985 School Ties
1987 The New Confessions
1990 Brazzaville Beach
1993 The Blue Afternoon
1994 Cork
1995 The Destiny of Nathalie”X”
1995 Transfigured Night
1997 Visions Fugitives
1998 Armadillo
1998 Nat Tate: An American Artist, 1928-1960
1998 Protobiography
2002 Any Human Heart
2004 Fascination (short stories)
2005 Bamboo
2006 Restless
2008 The Dream Lover
2009 Ordinary Thunderstorms
2012 Waiting for Sunrise
2013 Solo (James Bond novel)
2015 Sweet Caress
2017 The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth (stories)
2018 Love Is Blind
2020 Trio
2022 The Romantic