John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. The winner of two Irish Book Awards, he is the author of nine novels, including the international bestseller The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which was made into a Miramax feature film and has sold more than five million copies worldwide. His novels are published in over forty languages. His eighth novel, Noah Barleywater Runs Away, a book for younger readers, was published in October 2010 and was shortlisted for the2011 Irish Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year. His most recent adult novel, The Absolutist, was published in 2011.
His new children’s book, The Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Brocket, will be released in August 2012. It is a fantasy about a baby who is born to fly. He lives in Dublin.
This is a very rare opportunity to see John Boyne over on this side of the world. Boyne will be in conversation with Book Council Director Noel Murphy, who he has known since they worked together in a bookstore in Dublin in 1997. Murphy has a very thorough knowledge of Boyne’s work, and their friendship will make the conversation lively and engaging.
Book sales will be available at the event, thanks to The Children's Bookshop from Kilbirnie. The tour is supported by Random House.
Venue: Whitireia Theatre, 25 Vivian St, Wellington
Cost: Members $5, Non-members $10
Date: Monday 3 September, 6.00 – 7.30pm
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