John Boyne was born in 1971 in Dublin, Ireland. He was educated at Trinity College and the University of East Anglia, Norwich. His novels include The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which has been translated into more than forty languages and has sold more than five million copies. Winner of two Irish Book Awards and a finalist for the British Book Award, it was made into a film in 2008. In Spain it won the 2007 Readers' Prize from the magazine Qué Leer and remained on the bestseller lists for more than a year. John Boyne is also the acclaimed author of The House of Special Purpose (2009), The Horrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket (2012), The Absolutist (2013), Stay Where You Are and Then Leave (2013), The Boy at the Top of the Mountain (2016), Traces of Silence (2020), The Heart's Invisible Furies (2021) and My Brother's Name is Jessica (2022).
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