Books written by Roddy Doyle


September 12, 2017 | 224 pages
From the author of the Booker Prize winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, a bold, haunting novel about the uncertainty of memory and how we contend with the past. Just moved into a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's for a pint, a slow one. One... More Info


Amulet Books | September 8, 2015 | 192 pages
The Black Dog of depression has descended over Dublin, but siblings Rayzer and Gloria are determined to stop it, and soon they are joined by thousands of other children and some magical animals on a chase through the streets, parks, and beaches of Dublin.  More Info

A Greyhound of a Girl

Harry N. Abrams | November 5, 2013 | 224 pages
Mary O'Hara is a Dublin schoolgirl who is facing the fact that her beloved Gran is dying, but Gran can't let go of life, and when a young woman turns up in Mary's street with a message for her Gran, Mary gets pulled into an adventure.  More Info

The Meanwhile Adventures

Scholastic Canada | January 20, 2019 | 176 pages
When Mister Mack gets arrested for supposedly robbing the bank, it is up to Rover the dog and the Mack children to rescue him and find their Guinness-record-breaking mother who is running around the world.  More Info

The Guts

August 6, 2013 | 336 pages
A triumphant return to the characters of Booker Prize-winning writer Roddy Doyle's breakout first novel, The Commitments, now older, wiser, up against cancer and midlife. Jimmy Rabbitte is back. The man who invented the Commitments back in the 1980s is now 47, with a loving wife, 4 kids...and bowel... More Info

Cigar Box Banjo

Greystone Books | July 26, 2011 | 256 pages
An award-winning author, musician, and screenwriter, Paul Quarringtonwas diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer in summer 2009. Looking death in the face, he decided to go out singing, throwing everything he had into his work and demonstrating a creative energy that belied his illness. He was... More Info