John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of numerous works of fiction, including THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS, a young adult novel that became an international bestseller and was made into an award-winning film. His books have been translated into 46 languages, and he is the recipient of two Irish Book Awards, the Bistro Book of the Year and numerous international prizes. He lives in Dublin. For more information, visit www.johnboyne.com.