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A small collection of Irish writing

Before I went to Coleraine as a student, the study abroad coordinator at Pitzer College gave me a summer reading list of books on Irish history. 308 more words


Writer in profile 2: "The Commitments" by Roddy Doyle (1987)

“The Commitments” is one of my favourite books of all times. It wasn’t a chore to re-read it again. There is a personal reason for this love for this fascinating debut novel. 303 more words


Write for a Bright Future = THE BEST WEEK EVER!

This week was a whirlwind of happiness; exchanging creative ideas with passionate teachers and learners; little to no sleep; lots of hard work; and so many new friends! 1,758 more words


Writer in Profile 2: Roddy Doyle

It is with a sense of nostalgia that I begin reading the works of Roddy Doyle. You see this is a re-visitation of sorts, as Roddy Doyle is the first author whose adult books I began reading in earnest as a 12 year old. 383 more words


Reread Project: The Snapper by Roddy Doyle

The Snapper

by Roddy Doyle
Series:The Barrytown Trilogy, #2Paperback, 212 pg.

Penguin, 1992

Read: May 20 – 21, 2015Naturally, after one of the best rock band novels ever — one fully of music, laughs, and style — Doyle follows it up with a heartfelt story of a young woman who gets pregnant after a one-night stand. 573 more words


Roddy Doyle, Ha-Ha-Ha -- The Kells Hay Festival Part 3

If you were to see Roddy Doyle in the street and have no clue who he was, you’d probably think he was a character in… 644 more words

Kells Hay Festival

The Commitments by Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle is one of a handful of authors who consistently make me laugh out loud. I don’t think I’m a particularly gloomy person, I just don’t often find the experience of reading laugh-out-loud funny. 289 more words

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