Tag Archives: William Boyd

William Boyd’s A to Z of Evelyn Waugh

Lancing College has posted a report of the talk at the college’s annual Evelyn Waugh Lecture given last month by novelist William Boyd. Here’s Lancing’s description of the event: William Boyd, the master story teller, novelist and screenwriter delighted his … Continue reading

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William Boyd to Lecture on Waugh

Lancing College has issued the formal announcement and details of its annual Evelyn Waugh Lecture that was mentioned in an earlier post: We are delighted to welcome William Boyd, author and screenwriter to Lancing for the first time to give … Continue reading

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Waugh Lecture at Lancing

The Lancing College website has posted a report of last month’s Evelyn Waugh Lecture. This year’s speaker was OL Sir Tim Rice (1958-62) who recalled how events at Lancing had helped shape his career as a lyricist: Tim admitted that … Continue reading

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Lord Ottercove Redux

The pages of the TLS  have been the scene for the reappearance of a character named Lord Ottercove who first surfaced (or not) in the novels of Evelyn Waugh and William Gerhardie. This discussion started with Paula Byrne’s review of … Continue reading

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William Boyd, Winston Churchill and Evelyn Waugh

Simon Kuper writing in the Financial Times reports an interview with novelist William Boyd. This is on the occasion of publication of Boyd’s latest novel Love is Blind: Boyd draws a “binary division” between two kinds of novelist: autobiographers, such … Continue reading

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Waugh on Sunday

This week’s Sunday Times contains an adulatory interview of novelist William Boyd. After describing his career at Gordonstoun School as happier than that of Prince Charles, the interview turns to his writing. His first book, published in 1983,  was … … Continue reading

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BBC Radio to Air Discussion of Scoop

The next installment of  BBC’s A Good Read on Monday 21 November will include a discussion of Waugh’s novel Scoop. Here’s the description from the BBC Radio 4 Extra schedule: Rosie Boycott and her guests – novelist William Boyd and journalist Paul Foot – … Continue reading

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William Boyd Reviews Pasternak Slater and Eade in Guardian

Novelist and Waugh admirer William Boyd in today’s Guardian reviews the new books on Waugh by Ann Pasternak Slater and Philip Eade. See earlier posts. Perhaps because the Guardian had already reviewed Eade’s book, Boyd spends most of his review … Continue reading

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William Boyd Names Scoop as a Favorite Classic

In response to a request by booksellers W H Smith, novelist William Boyd has named Scoop one of his five favorite classic novels. This comes as no surprise since Boyd wrote the screenplay for the 1987 TV adaptation of the … Continue reading

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Waugh Adaptations in TLS

The TLS has posted an essay by Alexander Larman (“Waugh on screen”) on its weblog. In it, he notes his concerns about the upcoming BBC adaptation of Decline and Fall and offers advice about how to avoid problems by looking at previous … Continue reading

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