Roddy Doyle: The Waterstones Interview

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... Read More »

The Irish Times Interview: Roddy Doyle: ‘The work I’ve done? If I wasn’t me, I’d be impressed’

Roddy Doyle: ‘The work I’ve done? If I wasn’t me, I’d be impressed’.

The Dubliner on the savagery of school, how being famous is easy in Ireland, and getting older.

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Just moved into an apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnolly’s pub for a pint, a slow one.

One evening his drink... Read More »

The Commitments. UK & Ireland Tour 2016/17

The Commitments

Uk & Ireland Tour 2016/17

Link to buy tickets.

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Roy Keane – The Second Half 2014

As part of a tiny elite group of football players, Roy Keane has had a life like no other. His status as one of football’s greatest stars is undisputed, but what... Read More »

Two More Pints 2014

Published in hardback by Jonathan Cape, 11 September 2014, Ebook also available.

Two men meet for a pint – or two – in a Dublin pub. They chew the fat,... Read More »

Dead Man Talking 2014

Pat had been best friends with Joe Murphy since they were kids. But five years ago they had a fight. A big one, and they haven’t spoken since —... Read More »

Brilliant – out May 8th

When Uncle Ben’s Dublin business fails, it’s clear to Gloria and Raymond that something is wrong. He just isn’t his usual cheerful self. So when the children overhear their... Read More »

Guardian Edinburgh Books Podcast

Guardian Edinburgh books podcast: Roddy Doyle and Mark Forsyth

11 August 2013

Jimmy Rabbitte of The Commitments makes a happy return – as do some of... Read More »

Rabbitte Redux – Telegraph Interview

Read Roddy Doyle’s interview with Jake Kerridge for The Telegraph. 

There is something about Roddy Doyle that reminds you, when you meet him, that he worked as a teacher for many years,... Read More »

The Guts 2013

Jimmy Rabbitte is back.

The man who invented the Commitments back in the eighties is now forty-seven, with a loving wife, four kids … and bowel cancer. He isn’t dying,... Read More »