John Boyne

Saturday 14 October - 1.30 pm  
John Boyne interviewed by Susan Elderkin

The Heart’s Invisible Furies 

The history and social mores of John Boyne’s native Ireland provide structure and impossible limits: the 'invisible furies' at the heart of society. This sensitive novel explores both affairs of the heart and the impact of society’s expectations at the core of our being.  Effortlessly marrying religion, shame, sexuality and hope, and ultimately providing a roadmap for how to live and love without concern for the opinion of others, this work is a tour de force

John Boyne has won prizes for adult and children’s fiction.  His highly acclaimed novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, has sold nine million copies and was made into a Miramax feature film. 

 ‘A novel to treasure.  Unflinching, moving and true’ – John Banville 

Susan Elderkin is an award-winning novelist and travel journalist who also runs creative writing workshops. One of her projects is The Novel Cure, a compilation of works of fiction that can help treat your ailments. Fiction, she claims, is the perfect therapy for most ills. The Story Cure is the children's version, designed to keep kids 'happy, healthy and wise'

Find out more about John Boyne on his website 
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Venue
Bishop’s Palace
Wells
Somerset
BA5 2PD