Boyne in Dublin, Ireland in 2010
30 April 1971
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Dublin (B.A.) University of East Anglia (M.A., D.Litt (Hon))|
|Notable works||The Absolutist|
Boyne was born in Dublin, where he still lives. His first short story was published by the Sunday Tribune and in 1993 was shortlisted for a Hennessy Literary Award. In 2015, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of East Anglia. He chaired the jury for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
- 2000: The Thief of Time (Weidenfeld & Nicholson)
- 2001: The Congress of Rough Riders (Weidenfeld & Nicholson)
- 2004: Crippen (Penguin)
- 2006: Next of Kin (Penguin)
- 2008: Mutiny: a Novel of the Bounty (Doubleday)
- 2009: The House of Special Purpose (Doubleday)
- 2011: The Absolutist (Doubleday)
- 2013: This House Is Haunted (Doubleday)
- 2014: A History of Loneliness (Doubleday)
- 2017: The Heart's Invisible Furies (Doubleday) forthcoming
- Novels for younger readers
- 2006: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (David Fickling Books)
- 2010: Noah Barleywater Runs Away (David Fickling Books)
- 2012: The Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Brocket (Doubleday Children's)
- 2013: Stay Where You Are And Then Leave (Doubleday Children's)
- 2015: The Boy at the Top of the Mountain (Doubleday Children's)
- Short Story Collections
- 2015: Beneath The Earth (Doubleday)
A Heyday/Miramax film adaptation of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas was shot in Budapest in mid-2007 and released in late 2008. Directed by Mark Herman, the film stars Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Rupert Friend and Sheila Hancock.
- The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas: winner: Irish Book Awards Children's Book of the Year; Irish Book Awards Radio 1 Book of the Year; Qué Leer Award Best International Novel of the Year (Spain); Orange Prize Readers Group: Book of the Year; Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year. Shortlist: Irish Book Award Novel of the Year; British Book Award; the Border's New Voices Award; the Ottar's Children's Book Prize; the Paolo Ungari Literary Award (Italy); Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (Germany). Longlist: The Carnegie Medal; the International IMPAC Literary Award
- Noah Barleywater Runs Away: shortlisted for Irish Book Awards Children's Book of the Year; Sheffield Children's Book Award, Hull Children's Book Award; Longlist: The Carnegie Medal
- The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket: shortlisted for Irish Book Awards: Children's Book of the Year; Longlist: The Carnegie Medal
- The Absolutist: Longlist: International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
- Stay Where You Are And Then Leave: shortlisted for Irish Book Awards Children's Book of the Year; Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (Germany)
- A History of Loneliness: shortlisted for Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year
- The Boy At The Top Of The Mountain: shortlisted for Irish Book Awards Children's Book of the Year; Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year
- 2012: Hennessy Literary Award Hall of Fame
- 2014: Winner: Irish Book Awards: Short Story of the Year ('Rest Day')
- 2015: Shortlist: Irish Book Awards: Short Story of the Year ('Boy, 19')
- 2015: Gustav Heinemann Peace Prize (Germany)
- 2016: "The Best Author of our time" (Ireland)
- O Conghaile, Pól (23 October 2010). "Wild Child of a Different Stripe". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
- Philip Casey, "Boyne, John", Irish Writers Online.
- "10 Interesting John Boyne Facts", My Interesting facts, 6 May 2014.
- "The Giller Prize expands its jury to five people ", The Globe and Mail, 14 Jan 2015.
- Official website
- John Boyne page at Amazon.
- John Boyne at Fantastic Fiction
- Boyne at Irish Writers Directory
- Boyne at Irish Writers Online, "a concise dictionary".
- Review of This House is Haunted at Upcoming4.me "literary magazine", October 2013.
- John Boyne at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- John Boyne at Library of Congress Authorities, with 18 catalogue records
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