John Boyne

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John Boyne
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John Boyne in Dublin, 2010
Born John Boyne
(1971-04-30) 30 April 1971 (age 45)
Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Novelist
Nationality Irish
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin (B.A.) University of East Anglia (M.A., D.Litt (Hon))
Period 2000–present
Notable works

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Absolutist
Website
johnboyne.com

John Boyne (born 30 April 1971) is an Irish novelist.[1] He is the author of nine novels for adults and five novels for younger readers. His novels are published in 50 languages.

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.[2][3] 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.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels
  • 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)

Film[edit]

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.

Awards[edit]

  • 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

Other Awards:

References[edit]

  1. ^ O Conghaile, Pól (23 October 2010). "Wild Child of a Different Stripe". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 27 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Philip Casey, "Boyne, John", Irish Writers Online.
  3. ^ "10 Interesting John Boyne Facts", My Interesting facts, 6 May 2014.
  4. ^ "The Giller Prize expands its jury to five people ", The Globe and Mail, 14 Jan 2015.

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