John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, six for younger readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John's other novels, notably The Absolutist and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. Most recently, The Heart's Invisible Furies was a Richard & Judy Bookclub word-of-mouth bestseller, and A Ladder to the Sky was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award in association with Listowel Writers' Week. His novels are published in over fifty languages.
John Boyne is a master storyteller * Daily Express *
John Boyne is not just one of Ireland's best living novelists but also one of the best novelists of Ireland * Sunday Express *
Compulsively readable * Irish Independent *
Boyne offers writing of insight and beauty * Observer *
Boyne is an incredibly versatile author * New Books *