Paul Muldoon and John Boyne, two of Ireland’s leading contemporary literary figures read at the 2016 Auckland Writers Festival.
Paul Muldoon is a master of language and form, a Pulitzer Prize-winner celebrated for his linguistic dexterity, his technical brilliance and his ability to make connections between the unlikeliest of things. The author of twelve major collections of poetry, including One Thousand Things Worth Knowing (2015), and Maggot (2010), he has also published innumerable smaller collections, works of criticism, opera libretti, books for children, song lyrics and radio and television drama
John Boyne is the author of nine novels for adults and five novels for younger readers, including The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas which established John Boyne’s position as a major children’s writer. Selling more than 6 million copies worldwide, the books was a New York Times no.1 Bestseller and has been made into a Miramax feature film.