John Boyne's Blog

Welcome to my blog. I'm a writer. I write novels for adult and novels for children. Here is some news.


I can’t really believe how lucky I am. My book, The Well’s End, is out on February 25th. I’ve been writing since the 9th grade and finally it’s coming. It’s so weird to have a reading at Books of Wonder when I’ve gone there as a reader for so long (will there be 50 Cronuts there? Yes, probably, definitely, yes!).

But more than that, even though I’m familiar with the publishing world, I’m still shocked at how generous and amazing people are with their time and enthusiasm.

Each of these blurbs blew my mind in their own ways. I’ve read all of these authors, am so impressed by them, and can’t really express my… hmm… confusion at their names on my book. It’s a dizzying thing.  And, I kid you not, as I was writing that last sentence my editor just called to tell me that the book received a starred review at Booklist! (‘A fast-paced, thrilling adventure story that begs for a sequel.’) Woa.

Below, in one place, the too nice things said about The Well’s End.

Hmm, I guess maybe this might pique your interest.  If so, you can buy from a wonderful physical store from Feb 25th onwards, or preorder at:

Amazon                            Barnes&Noble                     IndieBound

Seth Fishman kills it in every possible way.” ~ Margaret Stohl, New York Times Bestselling co-author of Beautiful Creatures and Icons.

"A compulsive read, a kick-ass heroine and a brilliantly plotted adventure, THE WELL’S END is going to be THE must-read book of 2014. Fishman writes with verve, originality and complete control, delivering satisfying twists and extraordinary surprises. Brilliant!" ~ John BoyneNew York Times Bestselling author of The Boy With The Striped Pajamas.

"A crackling thriller that keeps you turning the pages until the very end." ~ Jennifer Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.

"A smart and wonderfully throwback adventure. Philip Pullman fans take notice. Don’t miss Fishman’s mind-bending debut." ~ Matthew QuickNew York Times Bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.


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My fourth children’s novel, STAY WHERE YOU ARE AND THEN LEAVE, set during the closing months of the First World War, will be published by Doubleday in the UK on 26th September and by Henry Holt / Macmillan in the States next March. Jacket design by Oliver Jeffers.