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 won the Curtis Brown prize. In 2015, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by UEA.John Boyne is the author of nine novels for adults and five for young readers, as well as a collection of short stories. His novels are published in 48 languages. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which to date has sold more than 6 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 WME in London, United Kingdom.His most recent publications are the novel 'A History of Loneliness' and the short story collection 'Beneath The Earth'