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Roddy Doyle

Biography

Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle is the author of 11 novels, two collections of stories, two books of dialogues, and RORY & ITA, a memoir of his parents. He has written seven books for children and has contributed to a variety of publications, including The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Metro Éireann and several anthologies. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for PADDY CLARKE HA HA HA.

Roddy Doyle

Books by Roddy Doyle

by Roddy Doyle

Born in the slums, raised on the streets, caught up in the fight for a free Ireland at the age of fourteen, Henry Smart is, indisputably, a survivor. A Star Called Henry describes the first twenty years of Henry's adventure-filled life in early twentieth-century Ireland. Using a compelling first-person fictional narrative, Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle lets Henry tell his own story, revealing this young man's heroism, as well as the tumultuous era in which he lived.