William Boyd (3825 words)

  • Juan F. Elices (Universidad de Alcala de Henares)
Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error

In 1983, Bill Buford, editor of Granta, devoted its seventh issue to present a record of some of the most promising young British novelists, among whom were authors that are now solidly consolidated in the British letters: Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan, Martin Amis, Kazuo Ishiguro, Graham Swift, Rose Tremain, Caryl Phillips and William Boyd himself. Although Boyd had only published two novels by that time – A Good Man in Africa and An Ice-Cream War – and a collection of short stories – On the Yankee Station (1983) – he was already a recognised writer, winner of the Whitbread Literary Award and the Somerset Maugham Award for A Good Man in Africa and the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize …

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.

Elices , Juan F.. "William Boyd". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 April 2010
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=516, accessed 22 October 2017.]

Articles on Boyd's works

  1. A Good Man in Africa

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.