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
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As a child, Primo Levi discovered the surprising brutality to raising tadpoles.
Witness: Butterflies on a Wheel
Anthony Doerr on the most marvellous thing he's ever seen: the migration of butterflies in Wyoming.
The loss of a cat leads to recollections of other losses in this memoir by Mary Gaitskill.
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The Destiny of Nathalie X
’I once heard a theory about this town, this place where we work and wrangle, where we swindle and swive‘.
One Hundred: Introduction
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The View from Yves Hill
‘What is the point of rising early? I congratulate myself if I'm out of bed before midday.’