Roddy Doyle set for two events at Edinburgh Book Festival

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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.

This article is from 2010.

Roddy Doyle

Urgent, funny and often deeply moving, Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle has won the hearts of millions of readers. In his new novel, The Dead Republic, Doyle returns to his unruly hero Henry Smart to chart a portrait of Ireland in the 20th century. Henry finds himself an unlikely Hollywood hero before returning to Ireland…

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