John Boyne

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John Boyne
John Boyne in Dublin.JPG
Boyne in Dublin, 2010
Born John Boyne
(1971-04-30) 30 April 1971 (age 43)
Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Novelist
Nationality Irish
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin (B.A.) University of East Anglia (M.A.)
Period 2000–present
Notable works

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Absolutist

John Boyne (born 30 April 1971 in Ireland) is an Irish novelist.[1] He is the author of eight novels for adults and four novels for younger readers. His novels are published in 46 languages.


  • 2000: The Thief of Time
  • 2001: The Congress of Rough Riders
  • 2004: Crippen
  • 2006: Next of Kin
  • 2008: Mutiny: a Novel of the Bounty
  • 2009: The House of Special Purpose
  • 2011: The Absolutist
  • 2013: This House Is Haunted
  • 2014: A History of Loneliness[2]
Novels for younger readers
  • 2006: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  • 2010: Noah Barleywater Runs Away
  • 2012: The Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Brocket
  • 2013: Stay Where You Are And Then Leave
  • 2008: The Second Child
  • 2009: The Dare


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, Vera Farmiga, Rupert Friend and Sheila Hancock.


Runners-up, etc


  1. ^ O Conghaile, Pól (23 October 2010). "Wild Child of a Different Stripe". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 27 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "A History of Loneliness by John Boyne cover art and synopsis". 11 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014.  About: " is a literary magazine".

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