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Boyne in Dublin, 2010
30 April 1971
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Dublin (B.A.) University of East Anglia (M.A.)|
|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.
- 2000: The Thief of Time (London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson)
- 2001: The Congress of Rough Riders (Weidenfeld)
- 2004: Crippen (London: Penguin)
- 2006: Next of Kin (London: Michael Joseph)
- 2008: Mutiny: a Novel of the Bounty (London: Doubleday)
- 2009: The House of Special Purpose (Doubleday)
- 2011: The Absolutist (Doubleday)
- 2013: This House Is Haunted (Doubleday)
- 2014: A History of Loneliness (Doubleday)
- Novels for younger readers
- 2006: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (London: David Fickling Books); shortlisted for Ottakar’s Children’s Book Prize
- 2010: Noah Barleywater Runs Away (David Fickling)
- 2012: The Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Brocket (Doubleday Children's)
- 2013: Stay Where You Are And Then Leave (Doubleday Children's)
- 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. Directed by Mark Herman, the film stars Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Rupert Friend and Sheila Hancock.
- 1995: Curtis Brown Award[clarification needed]
- 2007: The Boy in Striped Pajamas Irish Book Awards (2 categories, Listener's Choice and Children's Book—senior); Bisto Children's Book of the Year
- 2008: Qué Leer Award Best International Novel of the Year (Spanish-language translation)
- 2009: Orange Prize Readers Group Book of the Year
- 2009: Honorary Patron of the University Philosophical Society, Trinity College, Dublin
- 2012: Hennessy Literary Awards Hall of Fame
- 2014: Irish Book Awards: Short Story of the Year
- 2015: United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY): Outstanding International Books List
- Runners-up, etc
- 1993: Shortlist - Hennessy Literary Award
- 2000: Longlist - The Irish Times Literature Award
- 2004: Shortlist - Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Award
- 2006: Shortlist - British Book Award, the Border's New Voices Award, the Ottakar's Children's Book Prize, the Paolo Ungari Literary Award (Italy)
- 2007: Longlist - The Carnegie Medal
- 2007: Shortlist - Irish Novel of the Year, the Leeds Book Award, the North-East Book Award, the Berkshire Book Award, the Sheffield Book Award, the Lancashire Book Award, Prix Farniente (Belgium), Flemish Young Readers Award, Independent Booksellers Book of the Year
- 2008: Nominated - the International IMPAC Literary Award
- 2008: Shortlist - Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (Germany), Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama
- 2010: Shortlist - Irish Book Awards: Children's Book of the Year
- 2011: Shortlist - Sheffield Children's Book Award, Hull Children's Book Award
- 2012: Longlist - The Carnegie Medal
- 2012: Shortlist - Irish Book Awards: Children's Book of the Year
- 2013: Longlist - The Carnegie Medal
- 2013: Nominated - the International IMPAC Literary Award
- 2013: Shortlist - Children's Books Ireland: Book of the Year
- 2013: Shortlist - Irish Book Awards: Children's Book of the Year
- 2014: Shortlist - Irish Book Awards: Novel of the Year
- 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.
- "A History of Loneliness by John Boyne cover art and synopsis". Upcoming4.me. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014. About: "Upcoming4.me is a literary magazine".
- Official website
- John Boyne page at Amazon.
- John Boyne at Fantastic Fiction
- Boyne at Irish Writers Directory[dead link]
- 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