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The dare

John Boyne (author)
The dare
John Boyne
London: Black Swan, [2017] | Other editions
102 p.
9780552775762 (paperback)

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About John Boyne

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John Boyne (born 30 April 1971) is an Irish novelist. He is the author of fourteen novels for adults, six novels for younger readers, two novellas and one collection of short stories. His novels are published in over 50 languages. His 2006 novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas was adapted into a 2008 film of the same name.


Boyne was born in Dublin, where he still lives. His first short story was published by the Sunday Tribune and in 1993 was shortlisted for a Hennessy Literary Award. His B.A degree is from Trinity College Dublin in English in 1993, and he subsequently obtained an MA degree from the University of East Anglia. In 2015 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of East Anglia. He chaired the jury for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Boyne is gay, and has spoken about the difficulties he encountered…Read more on Wikipedia