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William Boyd's first novel, A Good Man in Africa, won the Whitbread Prize and the Somerset Maugham Award; his second, An Ice-Cream War, was awarded the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker. Brazzaville Beach won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and The Blue Afternoon won the Los Angeles Times Prize for fiction. He has also published two short story collections, On the Yankee Station and The Destiny of Natahlie X and Other Stories. His most recent novel is entitled Armadillo. Boyd lives in London.