John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971 and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and the University of East Anglia, Norwich. His novels have been published in over forty languages, and his books for young readers include Noah Barleywater Runs Away and The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas won two Irish Book Awards, topped the New York Times bestseller list, and was adapted into a Miramax feature film. He lives in Dublin. To learn more, visit JohnBoyne.com. From the Hardcover edition.
"Certain to be one of the publishing sensations of 2006." -The Observer (U.K.) "A memorable and moving story." -The Oxford Times (U.K.) "A small wonder of a book." -The Guardian (U.K.) "A book so simple, so seemingly effortless, that it's almost perfect." -The Irish Independent "An extraordinary book." -The Irish Examiner