John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of 8 novels for adults and 4 for younger readers, including The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, which has sold more than six million copies worldwide and been made into a Miramax feature film.
The recipient of many international literary awards, his work has been translated into more than 45 languages. His most recent novel for adults is This House Is Haunted and for young people, Stay Where You Are and Then Leave. Previous works for adults also include The Thief of Time, The Congress of Rough Riders, Crippen, Next of Kin, Mutiny on the Bounty, The House of Special Purpose and The Absolutist. His other works for younger readers are Noah Barleywater Runs Away and The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket.