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William Boyd (1)

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William Boyd is a writer who was born in Ghana on March 7, 1952. He was educated at Gordonstoun school; and then the University of Nice, France, the University of Glasgow, and finally Jesus College, Oxford. Between 1980 and 1983 he was a lecturer in English at St Hilda's College, Oxford, and it was while he was there that his first novel, A Good Man in Africa (1981), was published. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2005. Boyd was selected in 1983 as one of the 20 "Best of Young British Novelists" in a promotion run by Granta magazine and the Book Marketing Council. His novels include: A Good Man in Africa, for which he won the Whitbread Book award and Somerset Maugham Award in 1981; An Ice-Cream War, which won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and was nominated for the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1982; Brazzaville Beach, published in 1991, and Any Human Heart, which was long-listed for the Booker Prize in 2002. Restless, the tale of a young woman who discovers that her mother had been recruited as a spy during World War II, was published in 2006 and won the Novel Award in the 2006 Costa Book Awards. Boyd published Waiting for Sunrise: A Novel in early 2012. In 2015 his title, Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Clay, Amory made the new Zealand Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Restless 2,616 copies, 110 reviews
Any Human Heart 2,212 copies, 91 reviews
Brazzaville Beach 1,225 copies, 33 reviews
Ordinary Thunderstorms 1,211 copies, 74 reviews
A Good Man in Africa 1,050 copies, 20 reviews
Waiting for Sunrise 952 copies, 52 reviews
An Ice-Cream War 881 copies, 17 reviews
Armadillo 876 copies, 9 reviews
The Blue Afternoon 852 copies, 19 reviews
The New Confessions 742 copies, 16 reviews
Stars and Bars 555 copies, 8 reviews
Sweet Caress 533 copies, 34 reviews
Solo 475 copies, 32 reviews
Love Is Blind 266 copies, 15 reviews
On the Yankee Station 264 copies, 6 reviews
Fascination 253 copies, 7 reviews
The Destiny of Nathalie X (Author) 208 copies, 1 review
Trio 194 copies, 13 reviews
Granta 100 168 copies, 1 review
The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth 89 copies, 6 reviews
Protobiography 77 copies, 1 review
The Vanishing Game 51 copies, 2 reviews
Longing 7 copies
The Trench [1999 film] (Director) 7 copies
Lanark 4 copies
The Argument 4 copies
Scoop [1987 TV movie] (writer) 4 copies
A Good Man in Africa [1994 film] (Screenwriter) 2 copies
Charlie 1 copy
Hantise 1 copy
Cork 1 copy
1 School 1 copy
2 Oxford 1 copy
9 French 1 copy
7 African 1 copy
6 New York 1 copy
5 Post War 1 copy
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (Introduction, some editions) 7,658 copies, 209 reviews
A Handful of Dust (Introduction, some editions) 4,034 copies, 88 reviews
A Far Cry from Kensington (Introduction, some editions) 1,144 copies, 52 reviews
The Ballad of Peckham Rye (Introduction, some editions) 672 copies, 22 reviews
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (Contributor) 281 copies, 4 reviews
Granta 34: Death of a Harvard Man (Contributor) 145 copies
Granta 28: Birthday: The Anniversary Issue (Contributor) 136 copies, 1 review
Granta 48: Africa (Contributor) 136 copies, 4 reviews
Granta 50: Fifty (Contributor) 111 copies, 1 review
A Month and a Day: A Detention Diary (Introduction) 75 copies
Ox-Tales: Water (Contributor) 67 copies, 2 reviews
Granta 14: Autobiography (Contributor) 62 copies
Sword of Honour [2001 TV movie] (Screenwriter) 9 copies, 1 review

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