"The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" is a 2006 novel by the Irish author John Boyne. The novel has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide it was the bestselling book of the year in Spain for two years and was number one on the New York Times Bestseller list. The novel tells the story of Bruno, a nine year old boy living … [Read more...] about The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
John Boyne was born in Dublin, Ireland on April 30th, 1971. As a young man, he attended Trinity College in Dublin and studied English Literature and later, at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, studied creative writing. While at East Anglia, he was awarded the Curtis Brown prize for writing.
His first novel, "The Thief of Time" was published in 2000. Boyne has published both adult and young adult novels almost every year since the year 2000. In 2006, he published his most famous work, "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" which was adapted into a feature film two years later. The novel was also a New York Times Bestseller.
In 2012, Boyne was presented with the Hennessy Literary 'Hall of Fame' award. In addition to this, he holds three Irish Book Awards for his young adult novels, People's Choice Book of the Year, Short Story of the Year, the Gustav Heinemann Peace Prize and the Que Leer Award for Novel of the Year. He was also awarded and Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the East Anglia.
Boyne currently reviews books for The Irish Times and lives in Dublin. Some of his novels include: "The Congress of Rough Riders" (2001), "Crippen" (2004), "Next of Kin" (2006), "Mutiny: A Novel of the Bounty" (2008), "The House of Special Purpose" (2009), "The Absolutist" (2011), "The House is Haunted" (2013), "A History of Loneliness" (2014), "The Heart's Invisible Furies" (2016).