William Boyd
William Boyd is a Ghanaian-born British author of novels and screenplays. He grew up there, and then went to university in Nice, Glasgow and Oxford. He has won many awards including the Whitbread First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Sunday Express Book of the Year Award. His novel An Ice-Cream War was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. In 2005, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire. William is married and splits his time between London, England and France.

William Boyd became a published novelist in 1981 with the novel A Good Man in Africa, which he followed up with a short story collection entitled On the Yankee Station and Other Stories that same year. Below is a list of William Boyd’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of James Bond Books


Solo(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


A Good Man in Africa(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Ice-Cream War(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stars and Bars(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The New Confessions(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brazzaville Beach(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blue Afternoon(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Transfigured Night(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Armadillo(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nat Tate: An American Artist, 1928-1960(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Any Human Heart(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Restless(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ordinary Thunderstorms(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waiting for Sunrise(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sweet Caress(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


The Vanishing Game(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


On the Yankee Station and Other Stories(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
School Ties(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Destiny of Nathalie 'X' and Other Stories(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killing Lizards(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fascination(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dream Lover(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ox-Tales: Water(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Plays


Longing(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Bamboo: Essays and Criticism(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Ox-Tales: Water is an anthology that also contains stories by Michel Faber, Giles Foden, Esther Freud, Zoe Heller, Heri Kunzu, Michael Morpurgo, David Park and Vikram Seth.

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