Irish author John Boyne, on growing up gay in Catholic Dublin

From Nine To Noon, 10:12 am on 23 March 2016
John Boyne

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Irish Author John Boyne reflects on growing up gay in Catholic Dublin, and the abuse he witnessed within the church.

He is the author of 9 novels, 5 books for young readers & a collection of short stories. His novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide, and was adapted for film.

His most recent publications are the novel A History of Loneliness and the short story collection Beneath The Earth. John Boyne will be taking part in the Auckland Writers Festival in May.

LISTEN to his interview with Kathryn Ryan.