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#110: William Boyd, novelist and screenwriter 

Always Take Notes

Rachel and Simon speak with William Boyd, bestselling novelist and prolific screenwriter. William was born in Ghana and grew up there and in Nigeria. His novels include "A Good Man in Africa," "The New Confessions," "Any Human Heart," "Restless" and most recently "Trio." He has won the Somerset Maugham Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Jean Monnet. Twenty of his screenplays have been filmed, including "The Trench", which he also directed, and he has published five collections of short stories. We spoke to William about starting out as a novelist while working as an academic, his parallel screenwriting career and the experience of writing a James Bond novel. You can find us online at alwaystakenotes.com, on Twitter @takenotesalways, and on Facebook at facebook.com/alwaystakenotes. Our crowdfunding page is patreon.com/alwaystakenotes. Always Take Notes is presented by Simon Akam and Rachel Lloyd, and produced by Artemis Irvine. Our music is by Jessica Dannheisser and our logo was designed by James Edgar.


15 Jun 2021

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William Boyd

Mostly Books Meets . . .

In the podcast this week, we’re speaking to award-winning Novelist, screenwriter, critic and short story writer, William Boyd. William’s first novel was published in 1981 and he has since gone on to publish a further 16 novels and countless short story collections, together with works of non-fiction, plays. A former television critic, he has also worked extensively as a screenwriter for both film and television.William’s latest book, Trio, was published in October 2020 and will be out in paperback later this year. --Books Featured In This Episode: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (https://bit.ly/3vryTBa)Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me : Her Life and Long Loves by John Sutherland (https://bit.ly/3vsuYnx)Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov (https://bit.ly/3gLjWph)Trio by William Boyd (https://bit.ly/3nnEjdo)The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles (https://bit.ly/3u5evW4)Chekhov's Selected Stories by Anton Chekhov (https://bit.ly/32Wxlmv)--Produced & presented by the team at Mostly Books (www.mostly-books.co.uk)www.twitter.com/mostlyreading www.instagram.com/mostlybooks_shopEdited by Nick Short (www.instagram.com/alongstoryshorter)


5 May 2021

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168. French Navel Gazing with William Boyd

Fortunately... with Fi and Jane

This week on Fortunately, novelist William Boyd joins Fi and Jane. The author of Any Human Heart and A Good Man in Africa chats to Garvey and Glover about his new book Trio, his adventures across the channel, what draws us to glum books and being a teenager. Prior to William's arrival there are comfort food surprises and a glimpse into Fi's nighttime routine.Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk


27 Nov 2020

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Little Atoms 660 - William Boyd's Trio

Little Atoms

William Boyd was born in 1952 in Accra, Ghana, and grew up there and in Nigeria. He is the author of fifteen highly acclaimed, bestselling novels and five collections of stories. His latest novel is Trio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


17 Nov 2020

Most Popular

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Frankenstein, William Boyd, Rachel Whiteread, The Sister

Front Row

In Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster, six performers from Battersea Arts Centre's Beatbox Academy interpret Mary Shelley’s classic novel from their own perspective; as young people growing up in 21st-century Britain. Using only their own mouths and voices to make every sound in the film, they explore how today’s society creates its own monsters. John Wilson talks to one of the creator performers, Nadine Rose Johnson.Acclaimed author William Boyd talks about his new novel, Trio. Set in the summer of 1968, the year of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, there are riots in Paris and the Vietnam War is out of control. While the world is reeling, three characters - a producer, a novelist and an actress - are involved in making a Swingin' Sixties movie in sunny Brighton and each of them is harbouring a dangerous secret.Artist Rachel Whiteread discusses her series of works she has been creating in lockdown at her home in the Welsh countryside: March-Sept Drawings, as well as a newly-revealed resin sculpture, Untitled (Pinboard), which goes on digital display today.Author Irenosen Okojie and journalist Mik Scarlet review the new ITV drama series The Sister, written by Neil Cross (creator of Luther) and starring Russell Tovey. Mik will also be discussing the Shaw Trust Power 100, an annual publication aiming to further inclusivity by celebrating 100 most influential disabled people, and Irenosen celebrates her current cultural highlight, the Netflix American comedy film The 40-Year-Old Version.Presenter: John WilsonProducer: Oliver JonesMain image: Grove in Frankenstein: How to Make a MonsterImage credit: Lukas Galantay


23 Oct 2020

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William Boyd: Trio

John Sandoe Books

Brighton, 1968: a film producer, a novelist and an actress find their private lives encroaching into their public worlds. Pressures build on the trio… Click here to order a copy of Will Boyd's latest novel Edited by Magnus Rena Music: Cream, Badges 


5 Oct 2020

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Astrologer & Intuitive Healer Walter William Boyd

Love From The Hyp with Sakura Sutter

UK’s Astrologer & Intuitive Healer Walter William Boyd joins Sakura on this edition of “Love From The Hyp”Walter will share how what is happening astrologically is affecting Seattle and the world right now and what we can expect for the end of this year.He will offer insight on how your natal chart can help you achieve your growth potential and figure out your soul purpose. He will also explain how to integrate astrology into your daily life.We will also take a few lucky callers reading their soul purpose from their chart.


17 Jun 2020

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Wilderness Ways for Desert Dwellers | Isaiah 43:16-21| Rev. William Boyd

Grace Evangelical Church Sermons


7 Apr 2019

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JBCH: Solo (William Boyd, 2013)

SugaBros & The James Bond Cocktail Hour

After saving Slumberland in his submarine, Nemo returns to help our heroes figure out the plot to William Boyd's totally unproblematic 'Bond in Africa' opus, Solo! Track Name: "Spy And Die" Music By: Jay Man @ https://ourmusicbox.com/ Official "OurMusicBox" YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Music promoted by NCM https://goo.gl/fh3rEJ

1hr 14mins

27 Mar 2019

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William Boyd Exposing Crooked Cops

Lou-We-Wood Radio

Government Corruption

1hr 37mins

18 Mar 2019