Paradise opens at the Olivier auditorium of the National Theatre tomorrow. It's a new version of a play that had its premiere, and was acclaimed, in 409BC - Philoctetes by Sophocles. Just before the final preview begins, writer Kae Tempest tells Kirsty Lang why this ancient story of a wounded soldier, in constant pain, abandoned on an island, grips them today.John Boyne’s new novel is a humorous and scathing takedown of the world of social media through the lens of a particularly grotesque family. He talks to Kirsty about how the Twitter backlash to one of his previous books inspired The Echo Chamber, and his new-found love of writing in a comic style.GIANT, the largest artist led-space in the UK has opened in Bournemouth. Its director Stuart Semple joins us to discuss the inaugural exhibition, Big Medicine, and his hopes for the future of art in his hometown.Presenter: Kirsty LangProducer: Hilary Dunn
John Boyne returns to the pod for his hat-trick appearance. He has written 13 novels for for adults, 6 novels for younger readers, and a short story collection, including The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas which was a New York Times no.1 Bestseller and was adapted for a feature film, a play, a ballet and an opera, selling around 11 million copies worldwide. As of 2021, it has spent 15 years in the New York Times Top 10 Bestsellers Chart.His latest novel The Echo Chamber looks at the effects of social media. "To err is maybe to be human but to really foul things up you only need a phone." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
With Nomadland the film getting all the plaudits we speak to investigative journalist Jessica Bruder who wrote the original book detailing the lives of these modern economic nomads. John Boyne answers questions from the Bafllrs Book Club about his novel 'The Heart's Invisible Furies' and Aifric O'Connell takes a look at dystopian fiction.
Novelist John Boyne on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM
Writers on Writing
Novelist John Boyne, A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom and Heart's Invisible Furies, joins Barbara DeMarco-Barrett to discuss the art, craft, and business of writing. Download audio. (Broadcast date: September 16, 2020)
Dr Sabina Brennan chats to John Boyne about love, desire, ambition, creativity, social media and their mutual love of excel sheets and order.BioJohn Boyne is a muliti-award-winning novelist. He has published 12 books for adults and 6 novels for younger readers including the New York Times No 1 Best-seller The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.You can read more about John and his books on his website His latest novel Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom is the story of all of us. It is a tale of human nature and how we are all linked regardless of time or space. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/superbrain. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Award winning author John Boyne joins Des on the Island to talk through his musical memories, his love for Kate Bush (she once touched his hand!), how he thinks Sinead O'Connor is maybe Ireland's greatest vocalist and how he enjoys playing Elton John songs on the piano.
Fitty and Fatty - Bookclub Ep.6 - The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
Fitty & Fatty
Our book club choice for December was The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne. Both of us absolutely adored this book and highly recommend it. Fitty and Fatty both scored this gem 9.5/10 Follow Fitty & Fatty on our Social Medias: Website:https://fittyandfatty.com/ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/fittyandfatty/ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pg/FittyandFatty/photos/?tab=album&album_id=866899313502196 Twitter: https://twitter.com/andfitty Snapchat: fittyfatty1 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Boyne interviewed by Petroc Trelawny at North Cornwall Book Festival
North Cornwall Book Festival
Bestselling writer John Boyne discusses his latest book for adults, A Ladder to the Sky, with broadcaster Petroc Trelawney. Oct 12th 2019.The audio quality of this recording is higher after the first few minutes.