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Roddy Doyle in Conversation with Carlo Gébler

ICC Digital Literary Festival 2020

The ICC Digital Literary Festival features some of the stalwarts of Irish literature alongside recent bestselling authors.

In this interview, author Roddy Doyle discusses his latest book, Love, in conversation with Carlo Gébler.

Roddy Doyle, photo credit: Anthony Woods

About Roddy Doyle

Roddy is the author of 11 highly acclaimed novels including The Commitments, The Snapper, and The Van. He has written two collections of short stories, The Deportees and Other Stories,  and Bullfighting, along with four plays, two screenplays and a memoir about his parents, Rory and Ita.  

He is the recipient of numerous awards, including The BAFTA Award (Best Adapted Screenplay) for The Commitments, (1991), the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (1993), The Irish PEN award (2009), the French Literary Award for The Snapper (2011) and Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year for The Guts (2013).

Roddy’s most recent novel, Love, has been serialized as a Book of The Week for BBC Radio Four.

About Carlo Gébler 

Carlo is the author of nearly 30 works including novels, plays, short stories, children’s fiction, travel writing, historical pieces and a memoir. His more recent work includes The Wing Orderly’s Tales (2016), The Innocent of Falkland Road (2017) and a retelling of Aesop’s Fables (2019).  He has contributed extensively to a wide variety of publications including  Critical Quarterly, The Dublin Review, Fiction Magazine, The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Irish Independent.

In his broadcasting role Carlo is conducting some of the interviews for the Festival, while his most recent work, Tales We Tell Ourselves: A Selection From ‘The Decameron’ forms the subject of his own interview with Dermot Bolger, which will be available to view from Wednesday 9th December.