Australian Author of Children’s Books and Teen Books: John Boyne on Mac Slater

Friday, December 18, 2009

John Boyne on Mac Slater

A few months back I had an email from Irish author, John Boyne. John has an excellent writer’s blog at and he wrote a wonderful book in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. (I loved the film adaptation, too.) John is a voracious reader and he had read a book of mine, the first in my Mac Slater series (US April 2010). He had some nice things to say and he kindly wrote a blurb on the book. I loved what he had to say so much that I thought I’d share it with you...

‘Reading Tristan Bancks is like jumping on a rollercoaster– it’s fun, it’s exciting and it’s a bit dangerous, too. In Mac Slater he turns all our ideas of what’s cool upside down and tells a story that combines classic storytelling with 21st century teenage anarchy. Where were books like this when I was a kid?’

Merry Christmas. It's been a big year! I hope you’re safe, well and happy.



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