John Boyne is an Irish author who is best known as the author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, a book that has sold over seven million copies worldwide. That book was later made into a film starring Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, and Vera Farmiga. The film was a critical and financial success with Vera Farmiga winning Best Actress at the British Independent Film Awards for her role.

Boyne was born in Dublin, Ireland where he has lived his entire life. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin where he earned his BA and the University of East Anglia where he earned his MA. He was later awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of East Anglia.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Thief of Time (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Congress Of Rough Riders (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crippen (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Next of Kin (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mutiny on the Bounty (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The House of Special Purpose (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Noah Barleywater Runs Away (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Absolutist (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This House Is Haunted (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stay Where You Are and Then Leave (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A History of Loneliness (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Boy at the Top of the Mountain (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Heart's Invisible Furies (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Ladder to the Sky (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Brother's Name is Jessica (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Dare (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

Beneath the Earth (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

From the Republic of Conscience(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas takes place in 1942 Berlin. It follows a boy who returns home one day to find all of his belongings packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and he must move to a house far away. When he gets there he finds no one to play with and no friends. It’s weird because when he looks out his window, he sees hundreds of people in striped pajamas behind the big fence. This is a concentration camp and when the boy becomes friends with a boy in the striped pajamas, it has devastating consequences.

Boyne also wrote The Heart’s Invisible Furies: A Novel which follows a boy named Cyril Avery who knows he is not a real Avery. He’s adopted and his adopted parents like to remind him of this. Avery will spend his entire life trying to figure out who he is. He finds himself adrift in the world, but a close friendship with the glamorous Julian Woodbead will see him through.

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