Roddy Doyle set for two events at Edinburgh Book Festival
- Brian Donaldson
- 15 August 2010
This article is from 2010.
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.