There’s things …

There’s things that happen in a person’s life that are so scorched in the memory and burned into the heart that there’s no forgetting them.

– John Boyne

John Boyne pic mark condren august 2008

born in Dublin, Ireland April 30, 1971
gender: male
website: http://www.johnboyne.com/
genre:Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction

John Boyne (born 30 April 1971 in Dublin) is an Irish novelist.

He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and 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, typing up his drafts by night.

John Boyne is the author of six novels, as well as a number of short stories which have been published in various anthologies and broadcast on radio and television. His novels are published in 39 languages. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which to date has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and a film adaptation was released in September 2008. Boyne resides in Dublin. He is represented by the literary agent Simon Trewin at United Agents in London, United Kingdom.

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7195.John_Boyne

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9 thoughts on “There’s things …

  1. ‘April 28, 1789: The real-life mutiny that inspired John Boyne’s novel, Mutiny on the Bounty, took place aboard the HMS Bounty 224 years ago today. Half the ship’s crew, seduced by several months of good life on Tahiti, rose up against Captain William Bligh. Some of the mutineers’ descendants still live on Pitcairn Island.’
    – Goodreads

  2. Powerful writing… so achingly touching.

    • I know what he means and you’re right, it is ‘achingly touching’.
      I met John last year at the Writers Festival in Cairns, he was quite informative and nice. πŸ™‚

  3. … burned into the heart, that is a powerful description.

  4. Very powerful description. πŸ™‚

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