Next up in our 'A Cup of Tea with' interview series we are delighted to welcome world-renowned novelist and screenwriter William Boyd, author of Any Human Heart and James Bond novel, Solo. He sits down with our host, Hannah MacInnes, to tell us more about his illustrious writing career.
William Boyd CBE is the author of 15 novels, including, to name but a few, A Good Man in Africa, winner of the Whitbread Literary Award and the Somerset Maugham Award; An Ice Cream War, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Booker prize; Any Human Heart, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet; and Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year, the Yorkshire Post Novel of the Year and a Richard & Judy selection. He has also written 4 collections of short stories, screenplays for 17 films and television mini-series, and 3 plays. His work has been published around the world and translated into over 36 languages. Born in Ghana, Boyd grew up in Nigeria before returning to Europe to complete his education. He now spends his time between London and South West France.
Hannah MacInnes is a freelance journalist. Before going freelance she spent 7 years working for Newsnight, the BBC's flagship news and current affairs programme, as Planning Editor and film maker. She chairs at various events, including for the How To Academy, and when not working can usually be found outdoors, either running or swimming.