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Fellows of St Hilda's College, Oxford - William Boyd (Paperback) Loot Price: R176
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Fellows of St Hilda's College, Oxford - William Boyd (Paperback): Books Llc
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Chapters: William Boyd. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 39. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: William Boyd, CBE (born 7 March 1952) is a Scottish novelist and screenwriter. William Andrew Murray Boyd was born in Accra, Ghana on 7 March 1952. He spent much of his early life there and in Nigeria. His mother was a teacher and his father, a doctor. Boyd was in Nigeria during the Biafran War, which had a profound effect upon him. "It was crazy, idiotic, and not at all like I imagined war to be. All my received opinions from books and television turned out to be misguided." At the age of nine years he attended Gordonstoun school, in Moray, Scotland. He began his university studies at the University of Nice (Diploma of French Studies). He moved to Glasgow University (MA Hons in English and Philosophy), where he edited the Glasgow University Guardian. He then moved to Jesus College, Oxford in 1975, and worked on a PhD thesis on Shelley. For a period he worked at the New Statesman magazine as a TV critic (1981-83), then he returned to Oxford as an English lecturer teaching the contemporary novel at St Hilda's College (1980-83). While he was there, his first novel, A Good Man in Africa (1981), was published. Boyd spent eight years in academia, during which time his first film, Good and Bad at Games, was made. When he was offered a college lectureship, which would mean spending more time teaching, he was forced to choose between teaching and writing. Boyd was selected in 1983 as one of the 20 'Best of Young British Novelists' in a promotion run by Granta magazine and the Book Marketing Council. He also became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in the same year, and is also an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He has been presented with honorary doctorates in literature fro...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=55952


Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 40
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-46734-3
Barcode: 9781156467343
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-46734-9

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