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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
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Oct 29, 10

This book is a good read. The movie is good also. What i like about the movie is the way the little boy became friends with the jew and he was german. The author John Boyne was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia[2], 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.[3]

John Boyne is the author of eight 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 42 languages. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which to date has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and a film adaptation was released in September 2008. Boyne resides in Dublin. He is represented by the literary agent Simon Trewin at United Agents in London, United Kingdom.

His most recent novel, Noah Barleywater Runs Away, reached no.1 on the Irish Bestseller Chart in October 2010.[4]

1993: Shortlist - Hennessy Literary Award
1995: Winner - The Curtis Brown Award
2000: Longlist - The Irish Times Literature Award
2004: Shortlist - Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Award
2006: Shortlist - British Book Award, the Border's New Voices Award, the Ottakar's Children's Book Prize, the Paolo Ungari Literary Award (Italy)
2007: Longlist - The Carnegie Medal
2007: Shortlist - Irish Novel of the Year Award, the Leeds Book Award, the North-East Book Award, the Berkshire Book Award, the Sheffield Book Award, the Lancashire Book Award, Prix Farniente (Belgium), Flemish Young Readers Award, Independent Booksellers Book of the Year
2007: Winner - Irish Book Awards: People's Choice Book of the Year, Irish Book Award Children's Book of the Year; Bisto Children's Book of the Year
2008: Nominated - the International IMPAC Literary Award
2008: Shortlist - Deutschen Jugend Literatur Preis (Germany)
2008: Winner - The Qué Leer Award for Best International Novel of the Year (in translation) (Spain)
2009: Winner - Orange Prize Readers Group Book of the Year
2009: Named Honorary Patron of the University Philosophical Society, Trinity College, Dublin.


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