Writers John Boyne, Peter Robinson, Matthew Thomas and Tim Winton read from their latest works. Grace O’Connell hosts.
John Boyne is the author of ten novels for adults, five novels for younger readers and a collection of short stories. His 2006 novel The Boy in the Striped Pajamas was an international bestseller, selling over 7 million copies worldwide. He has won three Irish Book Awards, a Stonewall Honor Award and a Lambda Literary Award. His novels are published in more than 50 languages. The author lives in Dublin, Ireland. He presents The Heart’s Invisible Furies.
Grace O’Connell is the author of the novels Be Ready for the Lightning and Magnified World, a national bestseller. She is a past winner of the Canadian Authors Association Emerging Writer Award, holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph and her fiction has appeared in various publications including The Globe and Mail, The Journey Prize Stories and The Walrus. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto and works as a freelance writer and editor.
Matthew Thomas was born in the Bronx and grew up in Queens. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he has an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, where he received the Graduate Essay Award. Thomas presents his riveting debut novel, We Are Not Ourselves, which charts the story of the American Century through one Irish-American family, particularly the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity that captured hearts and minds after WWII.
Tim Winton is the bestselling author of Cloudstreet, The Riders and Dirt Music, among many other books. He has won the Miles Franklin Award four times and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Winton presents Eyrie, a thrilling and vertigo-inducing morality tale about a man struggling to accomplish good in a fallen world.