John Boyne

Novelist from Ireland

John Boyne John Boyne (born 27 April 1971 in Dublin) is an Irish novelist. He was educated at Terenure College, before heading to Trinity College, Dublin, and the University of East Anglia, where he won the Curtis Brown prize. John Boyne is the author of nine 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 47 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. John resides in Dublin. He is represented by the literary agent Simon Trewin at United Agents in London, United Kingdom. His seventh novel for adults, The Absolutist, was published in the UK in May 2011, and was serialised on BBC Radio 4. His third children’s book, The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket, was published in the UK in August 2012. It is currently scheduled to be published in 21 languages. A Heyday/Miramax film adaptation of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas was shot in Budapest in mid-2007 and released in late 2008. The film stars Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis,  ( Wikipedia article )


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Trinity College, Dublin
University of East Anglia

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