John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971 and is the author of three novels, The Thief of
Time, The Congress of Rough Riders and Crippen (nominated for the Sunday Independent /
Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Award), and a children's book, The Boy In The
Striped Pyjamas (shortlisted for the Ottakar's Children's Book Prize). His work has been
translated into 10 languages. He lives with his partner in Dublin.