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Book review: A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

Shocking, suspenseful and above all genius are three words that I’d use to describe John Boyne’s latest novel, A Ladder to the Sky. The story follows Maurice, a young and aspiring novelist with an all-consuming desire for success. Throughout his journey to become an author, Maurice is determined and does not shy away from exploitative…

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John Boyne at the 2019 Spring Literary Festival

The Spring Literary festival most recently saw Jean McNeil in conversation with John Boyne, the award winning writer known for novels such as The Boy in Stripped Pyjamas and The Heart’s Invisible Furies. Director of the festival, Philip Langeskov, starts off the event by giving a warm welcome to Boyne, who returns to UEA after…

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Upcoming: John Boyne at the 2019 Spring Literary Festival

‘Fulfilling, exciting and creative.’ 3 words award winning author John Boyne uses to describe what being a writer feels like. Having published 11 novels for adults and 5 for younger readers, Boyne is an extremely accomplished author and has been translated into over 50 languages. Many of Boyne’s novels tackle important and difficult issues such…

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