Interview: Roddy Doyle

By Paula Morris In Books

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17th March, 2012
The “key to getting on with life”, says Roddy Doyle, talking from his home in Dublin ahead of his appearance at this year’s Auckland Writers & Readers Festival, “is to embrace middle age, but not to let go of the kid. Never bow to political correctness, at least in the company of your own friends.” Middle age and middle-aged friendships are on 54-year-old Doyle’s mind these days. His second short-story collection, Bullfighting, is largely set in the North Dublin territory familiar to his readers, but his lads are middle-aged now, with a new set of preoccupations ...

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