Boyne, John

MA Year : 1995

Biography

Novelist and short story writer John Boyne graduated from the MA in Creative Writing in 1995 and returned as a Writing Fellow in 2005, teaching on the undergraduate programme. In 2015 he taught on the MA in Creative Writing as a Teaching Fellow.

Awards and recognition

  • CBI Bisto Book of the Year for The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas (2007)
  • Irish Book Award: People's Choice Award Book of the Year for The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas (2007)
  • Irish Book Award: Children's Book of the Year for The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas (2007)
  • WH Smith Children's Book of the Year shortlist for The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas (2007)
  • Ottakar's Children's Book Prize shortlist for The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas (2007)
  • Prix Farmiente shortlist for The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas (Belgium, 2007)
  • Paolo Ungari Award for The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas (Italy, 2006)
  • Borders Original Voices (Young Adult) shortlist for The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas (USA, 2006)
  • UKLA Children's Book Award longlist for Noah Barleywater Runs Away (2012)
  • UKLA Children's Book Award shortlist for The Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Brocket (2014)
  • Eason Novel of the Year Award shortlist for A History of Loneliness (2014)
  • Edge Hill Short Story Prize longlist for Beneath The Earth (2016)
  • Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) Book of the Year Award shortlist for The Boy At The Top of The Mountain (2016)
  • CILIP Carnegie Medal nomination for The Boy At The Top Of The Mountain (2017)
  • Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award winner for The Heart's Invisible Furies (2018)
  • Works

  • The Thief of Time (2000)
  • The Congress of Rough Riders (2001)
  • Crippen: A Novel of Murder (2004)
  • The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas (2006)
  • Next of Kin (2006)
  • The Second Child (2008)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (2008)
  • The House of Special Purpose (2009)
  • Noah Barleywater Runs Away (2010)
  • The Absolutist (2011)
  • The Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Brocket (2012)
  • This House Is Haunted (2013)
  • Stay Where You Are And Then Leave (2013)
  • A History of Loneliness (2014)
  • Beneath The Earth (2015)
  • The Boy At The Top Of The Mountain (2015) 
  • The Heart’s Invisible Furies (2017)
  • A Ladder to the Sky (2018)
  • My Brother’s Name Is Jessica (2019)
  • A Traveller At The Gates Of Wisdom (2020)