Book Launch on Thursday
If you’re in Dublin, please do come along. You can pre-order the book from Amazon here or Waterstone’s here.
Brisbane Writers Festival
Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Brisbane Writers Festival, which runs 5-9 September. I’ll be taking part in a number of events as part of my Australia / New Zealand book tour. I’ll be posting the full book tour details next week. In the meantime you can purchase tickets for Brisbane here.
New York Times Book Review
Christchurch Writers Festival
I’ll be taking part in this year’s Christchurch Writers Festival as part of my Australia / New Zealand book tour in August-September. Tickets are on sale for the events now here.
Coming on August 2nd...
Melbourne Writers Festival
Tickets have gone on sale for this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival, which runs from 23 August - 2 September. I’ll be taking part in a number of events over the festival, some for children, some for adults and also teaching a masterclass on writing historical fiction. To buy tickets for any of the events listed below, click here. Saturday 25 Aug 2012 at 05.00 pm NATIONAL...
I read from THE ABSOLUTIST last week in Waterstone’s Covent Garden. Thanks to all the kind people who showed up.
The US magazine INTERVIEW interviewed me about the THE ABSOLUTIST. You can read it on their website or right here. Interview by Royal Young. John Boyne’s novel The Absolutist (Other Press) tells the haunting story of a young soldier’s doomed romance with a fellow soldier. The protagonist, Tristan Sadler, is a young gay man disowned by his family. He finds company and camaraderie...
USA Publication Day
Today sees the publication of 2 of my books in the USA. My seventh novel for adults, THE ABSOLUTIST, is published by The Other Press. You can buy it from Amazon here. And the paperback edition of my 2nd children’s novel, NOAH BARLEYWATER RUNS AWAY, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, is published by Random House Children’s Books. You can buy it here.
Today sees the publication of the UK paperback edition of my seventh novel for adults, THE ABSOLUTIST. Waterstone’s have chosen it for the Quarterly Book Club. You can buy a copy from there here. Or from Amazon here. Or you could make your way to a good old fashioned bookshop. Like here, for example.
Tales on Moon Lane
There’s a very nice children’s bookshop in Herne Hill in London called Tales On Moon Lane. A clever young Irish chap, David Maybury, has made the place his own this week to run a festival of children’s literature. I was there yesterday evening where I was interviewed by Phil Earle (author of BEING BILLY and SAVING DAISY) about my forthcoming children’s book THE TERRIBLE...
Nielsen Platinum Book Award
In London today. And while at Random House I was presented with my Nielsen Platinum Book Award for 1 million UK sales of The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas from my editors Bill Scott-Kerr, who edits my adult novels, and Annie Eaton, who edits my children’s novels. I’m only the second Irish author (after Cecilia Ahern) to receive one of these! or (af