De jongen in de gestreepte pyjama

John Boyne (author), Jenny de Jonge (translator)

De jongen in de gestreepte pyjama

Target audience:
12-14 years and up
De jongen in de gestreepte pyjama begint in Berlijn in 1943. Als de negenjarige Bruno op een dag uit school komt, zijn al zijn spullen in kratten gepakt. Hun nieuwe huis staat naast een hek dat zich uitstrekt zover het oog maar reikt, een hek dat Bruno afschermt van de vreemde mensen die hij daarachter ziet bewegen. Op een van zijn ontdekkingstochten ontmoet Bruno een jongen wiens leven en omstand
Title
De jongen in de gestreepte pyjama
Author
John Boyne
Translator
Jenny de Jonge
Language
Dutch
Original language
English
Original title
The boy in the striped pyjamas
Publisher
Amsterdam: Boekerij, 2011 | Other editions
1 digitaal bestand
ISBN
9789460925658

Other formats:

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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 eleven novels for adults and six novels for younger readers. 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.

Biography

Boyne was born in Dublin, where he still lives to this day. His first short story was published by the Sunday Tribune and in 1993 was shortlisted for a Hennessy Literary Award. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin (BA) and the University of East Anglia (MA), 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 growing up gay in Catholic Ireland. Boyne has spoken of suffering abuse in Terenure College as a student there.

He regards …Read more on Wikipedia

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