Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle


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in Dublin, Ireland
May 08, 1958

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Roddy Doyle (Irish: Ruaidhrí Ó Dúill) is an Irish novelist, dramatist and screenwriter. Several of his books have been made into successful films, beginning with The Commitments in 1991. He won the Booker Prize in 1993.

Doyle grew up in Kilbarrack, Dublin. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from University College, Dublin. He spent several years as an English and geography teacher before becoming a full-time writer in 1993.


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Roddy Doyle’s eleventh novel, Smile, is the kind of book that is difficult to talk about unless it’s with someone else who has read it; a powerful novel with an ending that forces you to look at the whole book anew. Waterstones got the chance to speak to him about the real-life event behind this book, his love of dialogue and his work to help the writers of tomorrow find their own voices. Smile...

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“One day at a time, sweet Jesus. Whoever wrote that one hadn’t a clue. A day is a fuckin’ eternity”
Roddy Doyle, Paula Spencer

“If there is a heaven, Jane Austen is sitting in a small room with Mother Teresa and Princess Diana, listening to Duran Duran, forever. If there's a hell, she's standing.”
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“It was a sign of growing up, when the dark made no more difference to you than the day.”
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