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The Commitments

Irish writer Roddy Doyle’s novel The Commitments first hit the shelves back in 1987, 30 years on and the story has been turned into a BAFTA award-winning film and most recently a stage musical. 401 more words

Excellent Irish Fiction.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Lá Féile Pádraig Shona daoibh go léir.

I thought I might mark the day by telling you about some of my favourite Irish authors. 1,015 more words

Books

PREVIEW: The Commitments, New Victoria Theatre

Direct from the West End and based on the best-selling novel by Roddy Doyle, The Commitments arrives at the New Victoria Theatre from the 17th to the 22nd April.  255 more words

Theatre

Dirt Road

Dirt Road
By James Kelman
Canongate – £16.99

According to Roddy Doyle, Dirt Road ”is a brilliant, a deeply moving and exciting novel. The words feel so believable I forgot at times that I was reading fiction.” To be honest, I can only partially agree, as the more I read, the more I felt weighted down by some sort of undercurrent of literary deja vu. 366 more words

Novels

Roddy Doyle

Had a wonderful time at Fighting Words Cork yesterday. Roddy Doyle was there to officially launch the project at Graffiti youth theater. I had the pleasure of a short interview with him. 56 more words