John Boyne

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This weekend’s Eason book offer when you purchase a copy of The Irish Times is €7 off the cover price of Last Stories by William Trevor, now just €4.9(...)

Fintan O’Toole: ‘The courtesy of calling people by their own chosen names, individual and collective, is essential both to civil society and to basic human decency.’ Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty

“Sticks and stones” we used to sing, “may break my bones/ But names will never harm me.” It was not true then, and it is not true now. Names are how (...)

Author John Boyne: ‘You don’t know me, don’t judge me.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The great Russian writer Anton Chekhov had one piece of advice for aspiring authors: the centre of gravity of any story should always be two character(...)

John Boyne: “I don’t consider myself a cis man; I consider myself a man.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

John Boyne has deleted his Twitter account after a backlash over his article in The Irish Times on Saturday. Boyne, the author of The Boy in the(...)

Coming up in this Saturday’s Irish Times, Bernard-Henri Lévy talks to Lara Marlowe and Ian McEwan is interviewed by Jonathan McAloon. John Boyne write(...)

The 10 books shortlisted for the  2019 International Dublin Literary Award

The winners of the 2015 Prix Goncourt, the 2017 Man Booker Prize and last year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction are among the 10 novels shortlisted for the(...)

John Boyne pictured in his renovated home in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Safety and security. Yeah, they’re the most important things to me”, says Irish author John Boyne, about what the word home means to him. “When I ma(...)

 Marian at her home in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“I suppose I’m one of those people with very kitsch tastes,” says Marian Keyes, describing her interior decorating style. “Anything that looks like a(...)

Writer John Boyne in his Rathfarnham home which won the Celebrity Home of the Year 2019 title. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Early on in Celebrity Home of the Year (RTÉ One, Wednesday, 9.35pm), a programme that cunningly combines our nation’s two main subjects of worship, th(...)

Dublin Dance Festival, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas, Photograph:  Anne Van Aerschot

Dreaming in Blue Until February 14th Harry Clarke’s dreamy The Eve of Saint Agnes is at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, but you can see his wonderful waterco(...)

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