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John Boyne speaks to The Phil…

April 21, 2009

John Boyne, author of ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ made an address in the GMB on Wednesday the 21st of April. Boyne was educated at our very own Trinity College and also studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where he was awarded the Curtis Brown prize. But it was during his time at Trinity that he began to get published. To pay his way at that stage of his career, he worked at Waterstone’s on Dawson Street, typing up his drafts by night. He is the author of six novels in over 40 languages, as well as a number of short stories which have been published in various anthologies and broadcast on radio and television. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which to date has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and a film adaptation was released in September 2008.

We were delighted to welcome Mr Boyne to the GMB, where he spoke to an eager audience on launching a literary career, his experience writing ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’, the public reaction to the book and overseeing it’s adaptation into a film. We were also privileged to hear a reading from his soon to be published book ‘The House of Special Purpose’.