Irish Writers - Roddy Doyle
Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. His novels are
- The Commitments, (originally published in Dublin by King Farouk, thereafter London, Secker & Warburg, 1987);
- The Snapper (Secker & Warburg, 1990);
- The Van (Secker & Warburg, 1991), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize;
- The Barrytown Trilogy [The Commitments, The Snapper, and The Van] (Secker & Warburg, 1992);
- Paddy Clarke, Ha Ha Ha (Secker & Warburg, 1993), which won the 1993 Booker Prize;
- The Woman Who Walked Into Doors (Secker & Warburg,1996);
- A Star Called Henry (Secker & Warburg, 1999);
- Oh, Play that Thing (London, Jonathan Cape, 2004).
His novels for children include:
His drama includes War, (1989) and Brownbread (1993), as well as The Family, written for TV. He has written the scripts for films based on his novels, including The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van. He lives in Dublin.
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