William Boyd was born in 1952 in Accra in Ghana, where he lived for nine years. His most recent novel, Sweet Caress, is published by Bloomsbury in the UK and the US. He is the author of three collections of short stories and is the screenwriter of thirteen films, one of which, The Trench (1999), he …
Extracts From The Journal Of Flying Officer J
‘The squadron left today for the city. The mess cold and sad, Verschoyle, with uncharacteristic generosity, said I could keep the monoplane.’
Recommended Reads | Wolves
‘Then the wolves began to howl. After that, it was winter.’
A story by Angela Carter from Granta 3: The End of the English Novel.
The Wolf at the Door
‘If our fear was a landscape, it would be a prairie, a great plain.’
An essay by Cal Flyn from Granta 153: Second Nature.
‘It had not been dead for long. In fact, she had not checked that it was dead at all.’
A story set in rural Wales, by Elizabeth O’Connor.
Chasing Wolves in the American West
‘All of it is wolf country; nowhere is a wolf to be seen’
An essay by Adam Nicolson from Granta 128: American Wild.
‘he is Bête du Gévaudan / killer-wolf and loup-garou’
Two poems by Pascale Petit.