Irish writer, John Boyne, talks about his new novel 'The Heart's Invisible Furies'

Posted on: 21 February 2017 by Lisa in 2017 posts

Man being interviewed
John Boyne

What better way to get inspired about literature during your studies, than to get up close with a New York Times best-selling writer!

Author, John Boyne, has just launched his latest novel 'The Heart's Invisible Furies' and as part of his book tour we welcomed him on campus for a reading and Q&A.

Best known for his Internationally-acclaimed novel 'The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas', which was made into a feature film in 2008, John's new book tells the story of Ireland through the life of one man - Cyril Avery.

Only his second novel rooted in Irish culture, the book is something of a new direction for John, weaving threads of great humour through the life and struggles of the central character.

We caught up with John to find out more about the book and the themes that he returns to in his work.

Take a look at our video interview and find out more about studying Irish literature with us.