The Boy With No Shoes has been published in German, in March 2006, as Der Junge, der keine Schuhe hatte. The translator is Henning Ahrens.
A Korean translation by Han Chin-yŏng was published in 2006 by Nano midiŏ. (WorldCat record.)
During the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival in April 2005, William Horwood spoke on Memoir-Writing as a Dangerous Activity.
The Boy with No Shoes was shortlisted for the Mind Book of the Year 2005, (there was an April 29, 2005 shortlist announcement) and William Horwood took part in the preview readings in May. The winner was The Cruel Mother by Siân Busby.
The Boy with No Shoes got a mention in the Guardian's Books of the year 2004: By popular demand.
An extract from The Boy With No Shoes was published in in The Times in July 2004.
TheBookseller.com (which requires a paid subscription to view the full articles) reported on January 14 2004:
"Horwood memoir to Headline Headline has paid six figures after a hotly contested auction for UK rights".
In March 2004, there was another relevant piece on TheBookseller.com:
Golmann buys Horwood memoir
At the London Book Fair, Goldmann in Germany made a "pre-emptive strong five figure sterling bid" for William Horwood's memoir The Boy with No Shoes, already bought by Valerie Hudson at Headline.