Toronto Star‘s editor Deborah Dundas interviews Man Booker Prize winner and distinguished author Roddy Doyle about his new novel Smile. With his sharp humor and dialogue, Doyle explores memory, trauma and our connection to the past.
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Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of ten acclaimed novels including The Commitments, The Snapper, and The Van, two collections of short stories, Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents, and most recently, Two Pints and Two More Pints, collections of dialogues. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. He presents Smile.
Deborah Dundas became the Books Editor at the Toronto Star after reviewing books for the paper for more than 15 years. She has worked in the media for more than 25 years – including stints as a books editor, but also in business, lifestyle, and national and city politics. She's worked at CTV and TVO, both as an editor/producer and reporting, interviewing or producing shows on emerging artists, popular writers and literary powerhouses. She's also lived and worked in Northern Ireland. She feels that the books beat is the perfect marriage of her diverse experience and interests.