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Roddy Doyle

Irish author

1958   -  

country of citizenship: Ireland
language of expression: English
educated at: University College Dublin
occupation: screenwriter, writer, novelist, playwright, lecturer, children's writer
award received: Irish PEN Award, James Joyce Awards, Booker Prize, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

Roddy Doyle (born 8 May 1958) is an Irish novelist, dramatist and screenwriter. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, eight books for children, seven plays and screenplays, and dozens of short stories. Several of his books have been made into films, beginning with The Commitments in 1991. Doyle's work is set primarily in Ireland, especially working-class Dublin, and is notable for its heavy use of dialogue written in slang and Irish English dialect. Doyle was awarded the Booker Prize in 1993 for his novel Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.
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works

16

The Commitments

novel by Irish author Roddy Doyle

author: Roddy Doyle

1987

Paula Spencer

novel by Roddy Doyle

author: Roddy Doyle

2006

A Star Called Henry

novel by Roddy Doyle

author: Roddy Doyle

1999

The Snapper

novel by Roddy Doyle

author: Roddy Doyle

1990

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

novel by Roddy Doyle

author: Roddy Doyle

1993

The Woman Who Walked into Doors

novel by Roddy Doyle

author: Roddy Doyle

1996

Oh, Play That Thing!

novel by Roddy Doyle

author: Roddy Doyle

2004

The Van

book by Roddy Doyle

author: Roddy Doyle

1991

The Dead Republic

book by Roddy Doyle

author: Roddy Doyle

2010

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