Roddy Doyle set for two events at Edinburgh Book Festival

This article is from 2010.

Roddy Doyle set for two events at Edinburgh Book Festival

He may be one of Ireland’s greatest living writers, but Roddy Doyle is someone who cares not for being trapped into a single generic pigeonhole as his two events at Charlotte Square Gardens prove. In one, he discusses the history of modern Ireland through the eyes of the fictionalised Henry Smart who first cropped up in 1999’s A Star Called Henry and has now revisited him with the third of his Last Roundup novels, The Dead Republic. His second event proves Roddy’s range as he chats to the nippers about his kids books featuring Rover the wonder-dog and the eccentric but loveable Mack family.

26 Aug, 11.30am, £10 (£8); 4.30pm, £4.

Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle, author of the likes of The Commitments, The Van, The Barrytown Trilogy and most recently Smile, talks about his life and work. Roddy Doyle (born 8 May 1958) is an Irish novelist, dramatist and screenwriter. Several of his books have been made into films, beginning with The Commitments in 1991. Doyle's work…

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