13-16 June 2024

John Boyne


John Boyne is one of the most successful and critically acclaimed novelists of his generation. In a career spanning more than 30 years, he has published 15 novels for adults, 6 novels for younger readers, and a short story collection. His most famous book, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, is a modern classic and, globally, the biggest-selling novel by an Irish writer since records began. It was a New York Times No.1 Bestseller, and adapted for film, theatre, opera, and ballet, selling more than 11 million copies worldwide. It is used in schools on every continent to introduce young readers to their study of the Holocaust. His novels are published in 60 languages, making him the most globally translated Irish novelist of all time. In late 2022, John was shortlisted for the Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction for The Echo Chamber and won Author of the Year for All the Broken Places at the Irish Book Awards. In November 2023, John published the first of a four novella sequence, Water (Nov ’23), which will be followed by Earth (May ’24), Fire (Nov ’24), and Air (May ’25). Together, the sequence will be titled The Elements. 2024 will also see the publication of John’s first picture book, The Dog Who Danced on the Moon (Jul ’24), illustrated by Ashling Lindsay.

All sessions by John Boyne

John Boyne – Water, Earth, Air & Fire

16 Jun 2024