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John Boyne
Writers for Readers Laurie Graham
Born in Dublin in 1971, John Boyne studied English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. He has published books for both adults and children, including the international bestseller The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which was also made into a film. His
Born and raised in Leicester, Laurie Graham is a former Daily Telegraph columnist and contributing editor of She magazine, as well as the author of several acclaimed novels. She’s been writing for over 30 years, and now lives in Dublin.
A delightfully smart and sophisticated historical novelist Sunday Times
One of my favourite writers Wendy Holden
Why is Laurie Graham not carried on people’s shoulders through cheering crowds? Her books are brilliant!
Marian Keyes
On books: I grew up in a household with very few books. But I was a sickly, asthmatic child and my parents hit on the brilliant idea of getting me a library ticket. I could read before I went to school. It must have been a great relief to my parents. From that point on they never heard a peep out of me.
novels are published in over 50 languages.
Boyne at his best, charting the history of Ireland and beyond, over 70 years, against a backdrop of prejudice and bigotry Irish News
John Boyne writes with compelling anger about the abuses of power and the dangers of submission
Helen Dunmore
Screamingly funny one minute and heartbreaking the next Daily Express
On writing: Over the course of my writing life, I’ve often been asked why I don’t set my novels in Ireland. To this question, I had a stock reply: that I didn’t want to write about my own country until I had a story to tell.
What we’re listening to . . .
We love Cath Staincliffe’s books, and the latest, The Girl in the Green Dress, is no exception. Covering the investigation of the murder of a transgender teen, and the fallout for the families involved, it’s a hugely heartfelt and gripping novel. Read by Julia Franklin.
Don’t mess with Auntie Poldi! Moving to Sicily to live out her final years, she becomes embroiled in a murder investigation when her friend dies under suspicious circumstances. And she’s determined to get justice . . . Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions is read by David Thorpe.
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