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A Week in Literary History

May 8th, 2002

Irish novelist Roddy Doyle (Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, 1993) is born in Dublin in 1958.

Roddy Doyle, b. May 8, 1958

Doyle burst on the scene with his Barrytown Trilogy from 1987 to 1991 and never looked back. Since then he’s produced a stream of first-rate novels, four plays, a memoir, two screenplays, and six children’s books. Start with The Commitments and keep going; Doyle’s an Irish national treasure.

Suggested Reading Novels The Barrytown Trilogy: The Commitments, 1987; The Snapper, 1990; The Van, 1991. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, 1993. The Woman Who Walked into Doors, 1996. A Star Called Henry, 1999. Oh, Play That Thing! 2004. Paula Spencer, 2006. The Dead Republic, 2010 .

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