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Roddy Doyle

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  • Book review: 'Half-Blood Blues' by Esi Edugyan

    Book review: 'Half-Blood Blues' by Esi Edugyan
    Not unlike its counterpart rock 'n' roll, memorable jazz novels occupy a pretty slim shelf at the local bookstore. Though the music has been gracefully spun into fiction by Roddy Doyle, Michael Ondaatje and — most distinctively — Rafi Zabor in...
  • What's on these authors' summer 2011 reading list

    What's on these authors' summer 2011 reading list
    Here at Book Review, we know what looked good to us on the summer bookshelves, but we couldn't help but wonder what some of our favorite authors were looking forward to tossing in their travel bag or bringing out to the backyard or the beach for one of...
  • Theatre review: 'The Field' and 'War' at Theatre Banshee

     
    A quiz for Los Angeles theatergoers: Question: Where can you see a lot of Irish chancers fighting over turf? Answer: At “The Field” and “War,” playing in repertory at Theatre Banshee in Burbank. Q: Which one is the drama and......
  • Irish plays performed back-to-back to show contrast

    Theatre Banshee is known for its Irish plays, but this season producers are trying something new: staging two Irish plays performed simultaneously so the audience can see one play in the afternoon, take a break, and see the other at night. The first...
  • Irish pub life well depicted in play

    Irish pub life well depicted in play
    Local theater fans have a unique opportunity to experience a pair of excellent West Coast premieres as Burbank's Theatre Banshee presents the repertory performance schedule of "War" and "The Field." Utilizing designer Arthur MacBride's spacious Irish...
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman Complete Short Stories Margaret Drabble Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 215 pp., $24 Written over a period of 50 years, these stories reveal a great deal about a writer best known for her novels. Organized...
  • Chicagoland book club: the second Friday group

    Chicagoland book club: the second Friday group
    A few things to know about our book club: Our book club originated 10 years ago with 7 members discussing our first book “The House of Mirth” by Edith Wharton. That proved to be a daunting first choice and led us to lighten up and diversify...
  • Ireland's new face subject of Doyle's 'The Deportees'

    In the foreword to his debut short-story collection "The Deportees" (Viking, 256 pages, $24.95), Roddy Doyle writes that change has come to Ireland, where Nigerians, Romanians, Poles and others have found a new home. "It happened, I think, sometime in...
  • 'Brooklyn' by Colm Tóibín

    Brooklyn A Novel Colm Tóibín Scribner: 272 pp., $25 Colm Tóibín leads a generation of Irish novelists, born in the 1950s, who have achieved wide international readership. Sebastian Barry, Roddy Doyle, Neil Jordan and Patrick McCabe have long been...
  • The Siren's Call: Summer chills from Neil Gaiman & Co.

    The Siren's Call: Summer chills from Neil Gaiman & Co.
    Let's face it: If Homer or Virgil were writing today, their work would probably get shelved in the fantasy section of the bookstore rather than in "Classics of Western Literature." "Oh, c'mon," I imagine some bookseller saying, "the publisher says this...
  • 'The Holy City: A Novel' by Patrick McCabe

    'The Holy City: A Novel' by Patrick McCabe
    At some point, there's a large and interesting essay to be written on why so much of the most interesting new English-language fiction comes to us from Indian and Irish writers. When it is, there ought to be a substantial section devoted to Patrick...
  • PEN World Voices announces lineup

     
    The 2010 PEN World Voices literary festival will feature 150 writers from 40 countries. The festival's lineup includes literary fiction heavyweights Toni Morrison, Richard Ford, Salman Rushdie, Sherman Alexie, Elias Khoury, Roddy Doyle and Aleksander...