The Prodigious Roddy Doyle Is the Celtic Tiger of Irish Literature

by Rachel Baker on March 17, 2014

In light of St. Patrick’s Day, I thought this article might be interesting. Its an interview with Roddy Doyle who calls the Celtic Tiger of Irish Lit. If nothing else, he’s the most popular of his time.

Roddy Doyle, the most popular Irish writer of his generation, was born in 1958 in Dublin. He is the author of 11 novels (the latest of which is The Guts) seven children’s books (including the well known Rover Adventures series), three novellas, several plays and screenplays, and a swarm of short stories (one of which, “New Boy,” was a 2008 Academy Award-nominated short film). A stage version of his first novel, The Commitments, is currently having a successful run on London’s West End.

We caught up with him last month at the Empire Hotel in New York, where he was doing publicity for The Guts, which has already won the [Bord Gais Energy] Irish Book Awards, the only award supported by all Irish bookstores.

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