John Boyne was born in 1971, in Ireland. He's the author of 11 adult novels, five for younger readers and a collection of short stories. His 2006 novel The Boy In the Striped Pajamas sold 9 million copies worldwide, and was adapted for cinema, theatre, ballet and opera. John has won three Irish Book Awards and many other international literary awards and publishes his novels in more than 50 languages. He resides in Dublin.