William Boyd CBE is a Scottish novelist, screenwriter and playwright.
William was selected in 1983 as one of the 20 "Best of Young British Novelists" in Granta magazine. Boyd's novels include A Good Man in Africa, for which he won the Whitbread Book award, An Ice-Cream War, which won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and Any Human Heart, which won the Prix Jean Monnet de Littérature Européenne. In 2012 Ian Fleming's estate announced that Boyd would write the next James Bond novel, Solo.
William's 16th novel, Trio, was published in 2020 and is set in the summer of 1968, the year of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. While the world is reeling the 'trio' of an actress, novelist and producer are involved in making a rackety Swingin’ Sixties British movie in sunny Brighton. All are leading secret lives. The novel asks the questions: what makes life worth living? And what do you do if you find it isn’t?
In this session, William will be discussing his career, his latest novel Trio, and his upcoming six-part television Cold War spy-thriller, Spy City.
This live session will be chaired by Hayley Geffin, Head of Communications and PR at Mishcon de Reya, and will be held virtually on Zoom.