"It's impossible to put down: devastating and devastatingly good, one of my top three children's novels of the year so far . . . A difficult story to pull off, but with his perfect pacing, lack of sentimentality and refusal to submit to a neat end, Boyne has won me over - all over again" The Times
John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, six for younger readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book
The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John’s other novels, notably
The Absolutist and
A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. Most recently,
The Heart's Invisible Furies was a Richard & Judy Bookclub word-of-mouth bestseller, and
A Ladder to the Sky was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award in association with
Listowel Writers’ Week.