The internationally bestselling novelist John Boyne has joined the UEA Creative Writing programme this semester to teach on the Prose Fiction MA. John (pictured) was born in Dublin in 1971, and studied English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin before joining the UEA MA as a student in 1994, when he was awarded the Curtis Brown prize. He subsequently returned to UEA as a Creative Writing Fellow in 2004. John’s 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 published successfully all over the world and was made into a feature film by Miramax. His novels have been translated into 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. His latest novel, ‘A History of Loneliness’ has just been published in the UK by Doubleday.