Novelist, screenwriter, critic and short story writer

William Boyd was born in Ghana and grew up there and in Nigeria. His first novel, A Good Man in Africa, won the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Somerset Maugham Prize. His other novels include Stars and BarsThe New Confessions, and Brazzaville Beach which won the McVitie Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. An Ice Cream War was also shortlisted for the 1982 Booker Prize and won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. His novel Any Human Heart won the Prix Jean Monnet award and Restless won the Costa Novel of the Year Award. 

17 of his screenplays have been filmed, including The Trench, which he also directed, and he is also the author of five collections of short stories: On the Yankee Station,The Destiny of Nathalie 'X', FascinationThe Dream Lover and The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth. He is married and divides his time between London and South West France.

Boyd on form is the ultimate in immersive fiction, and Love is Blind is Boyd at the top of his game... magnificent.

Sunday Times
on Love is Blind

Astounding. One of Boyd's greatest achievements

Mail on Sunday on Any Human Heart