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John Boyne
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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.

His novels are published in over fifty languages.

Books by John Boyne

The House of Special Purpose

The stunning new novel from the author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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Mutiny On The Bounty

A fresh and exciting new telling of a classic nautical adventure by the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

A stunning collector's edition of John Boyne's unforgettable novel, with illustrations by Oliver Jeffers.

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'A rare breed of writer who can take on the challenge of writing adult and children's fiction and excel in either form.'

Martin Chilton, The Telegraph

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