Arvon at Home: Craft of Writing with William Boyd

Tuesday February 23rd 2021, 7:00PM GMT

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Arvon’s Craft of Writing sessions are invigorating deep dives into the creative processes of some of the finest writers at work today. Over the course of 80 minutes, they engage in expansive conversations about different facets of their craft: how they get their ideas; how they develop characters or build stories; or, more simply, how they make sentences. Each live session includes two audience Q&As.

William Boyd’s fiction has been published around the world and has been translated into over thirty languages. He is the author of sixteen novels including A Good Man in Africa, An Ice-Cream War, The New Confessions, Brazzaville Beach, Any Human Heart, Restless, Love is Blind and, most recently, Trio. He has won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Whitbread Award, the Somerset Maugham Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Costa Novel of the Year Award, among many others, and has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He has written four collections of short stories, a memoir of his schooldays, School Ties, and a speculative memoir, Nat Tate: an American Artist, as well as a volume of collected non-fiction, Bamboo. He is also a screenwriter, and has adapted a number of his own works for film and television, winning a BAFTA for his adaptation of Any Human Heart for Channel 4.  His work for the theatre includes Six Parties, Longing and The Argument. He was awarded a CBE in 2005.  He is married and divides his time between London and South West France.

William is joined by writer, critic and Front Row presenter Alex Clark for his Craft of Writing session.

 

Tuesday, 23 February 7:00-8.20pm GMT

Cost: £25

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