Roddy Doyle is the author of twelve novels, including The Commitments, The Snapper, and Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, for which he won the Booker Prize in 1993; The Woman Who Walked Into Doors, and, most recently, Love. He co-wrote the screenplay for The Commitments and wrote the scripts for The Snapper and The Van. His most recent screen work was the script for Rosie, released in 2018. His four-part TV series, Family, was produced by the BBC in 1994.
He has also written three collections of short stories, eight books for children, the Two Pints series, and memoir of his parents, Rory and Ita. He co-wrote The Second Half, with Roy Keane. His most recent book is a story collection, Life without Children. Kellie, a book he has co-written with Olympic gold-winning boxer, Kellie Harrington, will be published in October 2022. He has also written for stage, including the book of The Commitments musical.
Roddy lives in Dublin, and is a co-founder of Fighting Words, which was set up to help and encourage children and young people throughout Ireland to write creatively.