‘It’s been a really rough year, but I think I’m just about out of the worst side of it’

Early in his career, John Boyne left himself out of his novels - but in his latest, The Heart’s Invisible Furies, he goes ‘full on’ about what it was like to grow up gay

2nd April, 2017
John Boyne: ‘There is a connection between gay people and feminism because we feel beaten down by the establishment’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

‘The only description I have on my Twitter account is one word: ‘storyteller’.”

John Boyne leans back in his chair. The acclaimed Irish author has just been asked how he feels about the division that’s often made between high-brow literary novelists and more commercial novelists, who focus on delivering a good yarn. Boyne, nattily dressed in a navy shirt, suit jacket and trousers, barely needs to pause to consider the matter....

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

TV review: A peek at how the elites weathered the pandemic

Radio review: Haig’s comfort read taps into history’s wisdom to solve today’s ills

Appetite for Distraction: our pick of home entertainment