John Boyne was born in Dublin, Ireland, and studied English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.
He has published 13 novels for adults, 6 novels for younger readers, and a short story collection.
The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas was a New York Times no.1 Bestseller and adapted for a feature film, a play, a ballet and an opera, selling more than 11 million copies worldwide.
Among his many international bestsellers are The Heart’s Invisible Furies, A Ladder to the Sky and My Brother’s Name is Jessica.
In 2012, he was awarded the Hennessy Literary ‘Hall of Fame’ Award for his body of work. He has won 3 Irish Book Awards, and many international literary awards, including the Qué Leer Award for Novel of the Year in Spain and the Gustav Heinemann Peace Prize in Germany. In 2015, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of East Anglia.
His 14th adult novel, ALL THE BROKEN PLACES, a sequel to THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS, will be published on 15th September 2022 in the UK and globally after that.
Published in almost 60 languages, John Boyne is the most translated Irish novelist of all time and, with THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS, is the author of the biggest selling novel by an Irish writer.