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John Boyne

Ireland (1971 - )

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He has won 2 Irish Book Awards, theBisto Book of the Year Award and has been shortlisted for many internationalliterary prizes. His novels are published in over 40 languages. He lives inDublin.
Open Door Series 6
The Second Child (2008)

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Mark II
Mark II (2006)
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Tenderwire (2006)
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"A beautifully written story of a young musician ... Kilroy is easily one of the best young writers around."
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The Slap
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"This is everything a debut novel should be."
The Very Thought of You
The Very Thought of You (2009)
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"Without question one of the best debuts I've read in recent years."
The Golden Mean
The Golden Mean (2009)
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"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)
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"A terrific read."

Room (2010)
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"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)
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"Anglada writes with elegance and subtlety, the brevity of the story only adding to its emotional power."

The Fields (2013)
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