William Boyd

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‘The twists and turns are riveting’: Stephen King, Paula Hawkins and others on their favourite le Carré
The master of espionage wrote 26 novels – top authors share the books they love the most

Stephen King, Paula Hawkins, Frederick Forsyth, Aya de León, John Banville, William Boyd, Charlotte Philby and John Grisham

09, Oct, 2021 @8:45 AM

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This month’s best paperbacks: Susanna Clarke, Claudia Rankine, a biography of Tom Stoppard and more
Not sure what to read this month? Here are some fantastic new paperbacks, including a study of why we shake hands, a new William Boyd and James Rebanks’s illuminating thoughts on farming

02, Sep, 2021 @9:54 AM

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The reputation game: how authors try to control their image from beyond the grave
The row over a new biography of Philip Roth has exposed the way agents and estates restrict access and manage archives to maintain a writer’s posthumous good name

Edward Helmore

23, May, 2021 @2:36 PM

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In brief: The Nolan Variations; Paris By Starlight; Nat Tate – review
Tom Shone’s fascinating study of film director Christopher Nolan

Alexander Larman

29, Nov, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Trio by William Boyd review – superbly wry and wise
Set on a Brighton film set in 1968, this showbiz story is intricate and funny – but should William Boyd be taking more risks?

Edward Docx

24, Oct, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Trio by William Boyd review – lights, camera, chaos
The secret lives of three characters on a 1960s film set make for the novelist’s funniest book in years

Alexander Larman

20, Oct, 2020 @6:00 AM

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1968: the year that set the world on fire | William Boyd
Struggles for black justice, clashes between police and protestors, a Republican president running on a law and order ticket... a look at an extraordinary year that echoes in 2020

William Boyd

10, Oct, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Labour antisemitism row: public figures say they cannot vote for party under Corbyn
John Le Carré, Joanna Lumley and Tom Holland among signatories to letter condemning party’s stance

Rowena Mason and Frances Perraudin

14, Nov, 2019 @5:39 PM

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Top 10 books about fake news
Mendacious propaganda has a long history, in fiction from George Orwell to Philip Roth – and real-life reports by authors including Roald Dahl

Henry Hemming

04, Sep, 2019 @12:00 PM

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The Argument review – no winners emerge from William Boyd's couple at war
A whole set of relationships unravel in a shrewdly observant play showing the ripple effect of marital hostilities

Michael Billington

14, Aug, 2019 @10:00 PM

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The whole story: William Boyd on why we love novels that span a lifetime
From Jude the Obscure to Wolf Hall - and his own New Confessions – the author reveals the challenges and rewards of writing books that take on an entire existence

William Boyd

01, Oct, 2018 @6:58 AM

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Love Is Blind by William Boyd review – alchemy of fact and fiction
A piano tuner’s dangerous affair takes on greater resonance in this perfectly pitched performance

Carys Davies

14, Sep, 2018 @11:00 AM

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