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Roddy Doyle is an amazing writer and is seen by his friends as a studious-looking and down-to-earth kind of guy He is one of the new breed of young Irish artists who came of age in the 1960s and 1970s Roddy Doyle was born in May of 1958 in the northern Dublin suburb of Kilbarrack Ireland From Roddy Doyles point of view he seemed to have had a happy childhood especially when he told an interviewer There are memories of my own childhood running through a field and seeing pheasants fly up balls of dust under the kitchen table and my parents happily married He also said talking about his childhood that The place was mine and the time was mine He was raised in a middle-class family quite different from the gritty working-class characters in his books He attended St Fintans Christian Brothers School in Sutton and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts He continued his education at University College Dublin where he achieved a Bachelors degree in English and geography He undertook teacher training at Greendale Community School in Kilbarrack and after getting certified he became a member of that schools faculty He taught fourteen years at Greenda le where he was known to his students as Punk Doyle because of the earring and the Doc Martens boots he wore Doyle is currently married to Belinda Doyle and has two sons Rory and Jack Doyle Since 1993 Doyle has been dedicated to writing full time Doyles first novel came in the 1980s The novel was titled Your Grannys a Hunger Striker Doyle said it was brilliant but after that it went completely downhill Later in the 80s approximately 1986 he published the first successful novel of his writing career The name of it was The Commitments which with the help of a friend he published himself under the King Farouk imprint and sold himself One copy of
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