About the Author
Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of ten acclaimed novels, including The Commitments, The Van (a finalist for the Booker Prize), Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (winner of the Booker Prize), The Woman Who Walked Into Doors, A Star Called Henry, The Guts, Two Pints and Two More Pints and, most recently, Smile. Doyle has also written two collections of stories, as well as Two Pints and Two More Pints, and several works for children and young adults including the Rover novels. He lives in Dublin.