6th November Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
THE MANY FICTIONS OF WILLIAM BOYD
William Boyd takes to the stage – alone – to talk about his life as a creator of many fictions, beginning with the publication of his first novel, A GOOD MAN IN AFRICA in 1981 and ending with an exclusive reading from his latest book of short stories, THE DREAMS OF BETHANY MELLMOTH – that appears this November.
Boyd has written fifteen novels — published around the world and translated into some three dozen languages – four collections of short stories, the screenplays for seventeen films and television mini-series and three produced plays. That’s a lot of fiction for one man and Boyd relates the stories and struggles that have ensued in this long and lively career.
It should be a creatively intriguing and revelatory encounter – and William Boyd, the real one, will definitely be there.