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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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Waugh, Boyd and Manning

Evelyn Waugh is mentioned several times in an interview of novelist, critic  and screenwriter William Boyd published in the Australian Financial Review. The interviewer (Joe Aston) notes that Boyd’s fiction has been compared with Waugh’s from his very first published novel … Continue reading

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David Bowie, William Boyd and Evelyn Waugh: Art Hoaxers

Art Critic and Sportswriter Jasper Rees has posted an article on a blog called The Arts Desk in response to the death yesterday of David Bowie. According to Rees, Bowie and novelist William Boyd (both Waugh fans and art lovers) … Continue reading

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2001 Sword of Honour Starring Daniel Craig on Acorn TV

William Boyd’s 2001 television adaptation of is currently showing on Acorn TV (“[t]he best British TV streaming on demand”) in the United States and Canada. The two-episode show stars Daniel Craig as Guy Crouchback. Earlier this year William Boyd (who’s … Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Lists Brideshead as a Top ITV Production

The Daily Telegraph last week marked the 60th anniversary of ITV by asking its critics to name their favorites among the network’s programs.  Granada TV’s 1981 production of Brideshead Revisited was ranked number 8: This sumptuous adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s novel … Continue reading

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