A History of Loneliness’ is the latest novel by UEA alumnus John Boyne and has just been published in the UK by Doubleday. John was born in Dublin in 1971, and studied English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin before joining the MA in Creative Writing at UEA in 1994, when he was awarded the Curtis Brown prize. His first novel ‘The Thief of Time’ was published in 2000, since when he has published eight other novels for adults and four novels for younger readers, including ‘The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas’, which was an international bestseller and was made into a feature film by Miramax. His novels have been published in 47 languages. He is a regular book reviewer for The Irish Times and has judged both the Hennessy Literary Awards and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. John will be joining UEA as a tutor on the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) later this semester.