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:

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Good Man in Africa (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
An Ice-Cream War (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stars and Bars (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The New Confessions (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Brazzaville Beach (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Blue Afternoon (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Transfigured Night (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Armadillo (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nat Tate (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Any Human Heart (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Restless (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ordinary Thunderstorms (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Waiting for Sunrise (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Vanishing Game (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sweet Caress (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Argument (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Love is Blind (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trio (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Romantic (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

On the Yankee Station (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
School Ties (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dream Lover (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Killing Lizards (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Destiny of Nathalie X (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fascination (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of Plays

Publication Order of James Bond (Extended) Books

Colonel Sun (By: Kingsley Amis) (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
License Renewed (By: John Gardner) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
For Special Services (By: John Gardner) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Icebreaker (By: John Gardner) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Role of Honor (By: John Gardner) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nobody Lives Forever (By: John Gardner) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
No Deals, Mr. Bond (By: John Gardner) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Scorpius (By: John Gardner) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Licence to Kill (By: John Gardner) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Win, Lose or Die (By: John Gardner) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Brokenclaw (By: John Gardner) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Man from Barbarossa (By: John Gardner) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Death Is Forever (By: John Gardner) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Never Send Flowers (By: John Gardner) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
SeaFire (By: John Gardner) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
GoldenEye (By: John Gardner) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cold Fall (By: John Gardner) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Zero Minus Ten (By: Raymond Benson) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tomorrow Never Dies (By: Raymond Benson) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Facts of Death (By: Raymond Benson) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The World is Not Enough (By: Raymond Benson) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
High Time to Kill (By: Raymond Benson) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Doubleshot (By: Raymond Benson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Never Dream of Dying (By: Raymond Benson) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Man With the Red Tattoo (By: Raymond Benson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Die Another Day (By: Raymond Benson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Devil May Care (By: Sebastian Faulks) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Carte Blanche (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Solo (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trigger Mortis (By: Anthony Horowitz) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Forever and a Day (By: Anthony Horowitz) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
With a Mind to Kill (By: Anthony Horowitz) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Park Stories Books

A Report To The Minister: Bushy Park (By: Will Self) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Park Stories (With: Ali Smith,Will Self,Nicola Barker,Adam Thorpe,Hanan Al-Shaykh,Clare Wigfall,Shena Mackay) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
By Force of Will, Alone: Greenwich Park (By: Nicola Barker) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Direct Hit: Hyde Park (By: Adam Thorpe) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Beauty Parlour for Swans: Kensington Gardens (By: Hanan Al-Shaykh) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Minerva Book of Short Stories 3(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fanfare: Fourteen Stories on a Musical Theme(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Great Modern Stories(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ox-Tales: Water(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Just When Stories(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
One for the Trouble: Book Slam Volume 1(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ten Bedtime Poems(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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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