1958 -

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He worked as a teacher in Greendale Community School until turning to writing fulltime in 1993. He has written both fiction and drama and was closely associated with Passion Machine Theatre Company in the 1980s. Roddy Doyle has has written a number of massively successful novels, including 'The Barrytown Trilogy', the Booker Prize winning 'Paddy Clarke, Ha Ha Ha', 'The Woman Who Walked into Doors' and 'A Star Called Henry', a number of which have since been made into films. He has also written books for children, the most recent being 'Rover Saves Christmas'. Screenplays include 'When Brendan Met Trudy' (2000) and the award-winning television series 'Family'(1994). Doyle's stage plays include 'Brown Bread' (1987) and 'War' (1989), both for The Passion Machine, and 'Guess Who's Coming for the Dinner' (2001) for Calypso Productions.Doyle's work has been translated into many languages. In recent years he has taken a particular interest in multiculturalism in modern Ireland, and is a regular contributor to the multicultural weekly Metro Éireann. He lives in Dublin.