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John Boyne

Ireland (1971 - )

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He has won 2 Irish Book Awards, the Bisto Book of the Year Award and has been shortlisted for many international literary prizes. His novels are published in over 40 languages. He lives in Dublin.
John Boyne recommends
Mark II (2006)
Chris Farnell
"Assured, lively and honest. A very bright debut by a young novelist."
Tenderwire (2006)
Claire Kilroy
"A beautifully written story of a young musician ... Kilroy is easily one of the best young writers around."
Mac Slater Hunts the Cool (2008)
(Mac Slater Coolhunter, book 1)
Tristan Bancks
"Where were the books like this when I was a kid?"
The Slap (2008)
Christos Tsiolkas
"One of the truly great novels of the new millenium."
The Solitude of Prime Numbers (2009)
Paolo Giordano
"This is everything a debut novel should be."
The Very Thought of You (2009)
Rosie Alison
"Without question one of the best debuts I've read in recent years."
The Golden Mean (2009)
Annabel Lyon
"Extraordinary... Fascinating... Brings the ancient world back to life with a splendour I haven't seen since I, Claudius. A triumph."
New Town Soul (2010)
Dermot Bolger
"A terrific read."
Room (2010)
Emma Donoghue
"Room is one of the most profoundly affecting books I've read in a long time. I read the book over two days, desperate to know how their story would end."
The Violin of Auschwitz (2010)
Maria Angels Anglada
"Anglada writes with elegance and subtlety, the brevity of the story only adding to its emotional power."
The Fields (2013)
Kevin Maher
"I absolutely LOVED the Fields."
Holding (2016)
Graham Norton
"One of the more authentic debuts I've read in recent years... A fine novel."
Kick (2017)
Mitch Johnson
"A brilliant debut."
The Travelling Cat Chronicles (2017)
Hiro Arikawa
"Arikawa has a lightness of touch that elevates her story to a tale about loyalty and friendship ... while speaking to our basic human need for companionship."
Travelling in a Strange Land (2018)
David Park
"A writer's writer. Park is to be commended for his great skill with language and emotion."

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