Roddy Doyle is the author of 11 novels, a collection of stories, and Rory & Ita, a memoir of his parents.

Doyle has written five books for children and several anthologies. He has also written for the stage. His plays include a co-adaption with Joe O’Byrne of his novel The Woman who Walked into Doors and he co-wrote with Bisi Adigun a new version of The Playboy of the Western World. He also wrote the screenplays for The Snapper, The Van, Family, When Brendan Met Trudy and co-wrote the screenplay for The Commitments. He lives and works in Dublin.

Other nominated books

The Van