Walking into darkness

By exploring the horrors of the Holocaust through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy, Dublin writer John Boyne has broken the literary mould.

4th February, 2006

By exploring the horrors of the Holocaust through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy, Dublin writer John Boyne has broken the literary mould.

It must take a lot to get John Boyne really worked up. The soft spoken 34-year-old Dubliner is smiling and puffing into hands reddened by a brisk January bike ride from his solicitor’s office.

He has just signed for his new house, one where he will have a proper office...

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