John Boyne





John Boyne

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John Boyne (born 30 April 1971 in Dublin) is an Irish novelist.

He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where he was awarded the Curtis Brown prize. But it was during his time at Trinity that he began to get published. To pay his way at that stage of his career, he worked at Waterstone's, typing up his drafts by night.

John Boyne is the author of six novels, as well as a number of short stories which have been published in various anthologies and broadcast on radio and television. His novels are published in 39 languages. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which to date has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and a film adaptation was rele...more


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I can’t really believe how lucky I am. My book, The Well’s End, is out on February 25th. I’ve been writing since the 9th grade and finally it’s coming. It’s so weird to have a reading at Books of Wonder when I’ve gone there as a reader for so long (will there be 50 Cronuts there? Yes, probably, definitely, yes!).


But more than that, even though I’m familiar with the publishing wo...

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“There's things that happen in a person's life that are so scorched in the memory and burned into the heart that there's no forgetting them.”
John Boyne

“Sitting around miserable all day won't make you any happier.”
John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

“...Despite the mayhem that followed, Bruno found that he was still holding Shmuel's hand in his own and nothing in the world would have persuaded him to let go.”
John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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