Born on 7 March, 1952 in Accra, Ghana, novelist and screenwriter William Boyd spent his early life in Ghana and Nigeria before studying in Nice, Glasgow and Oxford. After finishing his studies, he became a lecturer in English at St. Hilda’s College in Oxford and published his first novel, A Good Man in Africa, in 1981.
He followed this with the likes of An Ice-Cream War and The Blue Afteroon before publishing a fictional biography about a American artist named Nat Tate in 1998. When it was published, William did not reveal the artist was made up and many prominent members of the art world claimed to remember this tragic figure at the book’s lavish launch party. William won tthe 2006 Costa Book Award for Restless and also wrote a continuation of the James Bond series with Solo. Known for his witty manner and ironic commentary of history, William is married and shares his time living between London and South West France.
Young and talented climatologist Adam Kindred loses everything - his home, job, reputation, passsport and money - when he is forced to make a split-second decision after a chance encounter. Pursued by police and hitmen, he has no choice but to go underground and join the ranks of the disappeared, living the life of a tramp while on the hunt for food and to find himself again. His journey of discovery will take him from Chelsea to the East End, meeting aristocrats, priests, prostitutes and a policewoman along the way. Ordinary Thunderstorms is a gritty novel from William Boyd, the award-winning author of Restless and A Good Man In Africa.