When was john boyne born

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when was john boyne born

John Boyne (Author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas)

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.

His most recent publication is the novel The Hearts Invisible Furies, published in the UK in February 2017. It will be published in the USA in August.
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John Boyne on his World War II Novels

John Boyne biography

John Boyne was born on April 30, in Ireland. He earned his undergraduate degree in English Literature from Trinity College in Dublin, and later attended the University of East Anglia in Norwich for his Masters degree in creative writing. Although Boyne has not yet written a novel set in his home country, he has said in multiple interviews that he strongly identifies as an Irish writer. He cites two of his strongest influences as Charles Dickens and John Irving. Boyne has published about seventy short stories, including most of his earliest works.

Boyne, John 1971–

Now, having written a book that takes the subject of child abuse in the Irish Catholic church as its theme, I wonder if that answer was entirely honest. When I was growing up in Dublin in the 70s and 80s, the parish priest lived in the house to my left while eight nuns lived in the house to my right. I was an altar boy, went to a Catholic school and was brought to mass every Sunday. They were going to hell, after all, or so the priests told us. The importance of church life in my parish during this era cannot be overstated. For a family not to attend mass would have been to invite immediate exclusion from social circles.

Sign up for our newsletters! He is the author of 11 novels for adults, five for younger readers and a collection of short stories. John has won three Irish Book Awards and many other international literary awards, and his novels are published in over 50 languages. He lives in Dublin. His father has received a promotion and the family must move to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people in the distance. But Bruno decides there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye.

Sign up for our newsletters! He is the author of 11 novels for adults, five for younger readers and a collection of short stories. John has won three Irish Book Awards and many other international literary awards, and his novels are published in over 50 languages. He lives in Dublin. The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight—but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a special, secret mission.

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