John Boyne

in Dublin, Ireland
April 30, 1971




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 won the Curtis Brown prize. In 2015, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by UEA.

John Boyne is the author of ten novels for adults and five for young readers, as well as a collection of short stories.

His novels are published in over 50 languages.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which to date has sold more than 7 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 WME in London, United Kingdom.

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Books I've Read

Hi - in the ratings section of the Books I've Read, I only rate those books that I have absolutely LOVED - I give them 5 stars.

I prefer not to rate other books on the star system.
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Average rating: 4.15 · 848,598 ratings · 58,012 reviews · 45 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

4.15 avg rating — 583,044 ratings — published 2006 — 238 editions
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The Heart's Invisible Furies

4.48 avg rating — 90,110 ratings — published 2017 — 69 editions
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A Ladder to the Sky

4.21 avg rating — 24,076 ratings — published 2018 — 39 editions
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The Absolutist

4.07 avg rating — 14,593 ratings — published 2011 — 24 editions
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The Boy at the Top of the M...

4.05 avg rating — 14,421 ratings — published 2015 — 71 editions
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A History of Loneliness

4.24 avg rating — 10,252 ratings — published 2014 — 38 editions
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This House Is Haunted

3.59 avg rating — 11,386 ratings — published 2013 — 41 editions
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Stay Where You Are and Then...

3.96 avg rating — 7,985 ratings — published 2013 — 60 editions
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The House of Special Purpose

4.12 avg rating — 8,577 ratings — published 2009 — 63 editions
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The Terrible Thing That Hap...

3.97 avg rating — 4,441 ratings — published 2012 — 56 editions
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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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