Roddy Doyle is a novelist, dramatist and screenwriter. His novel Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha won a Booker Prize in 1993 BAFTA. Several of his novels, including The Commitments and The Snapper have been successfully adapted into films. Doyle’s work is set primarily in Ireland, especially working-class Dublin. Inspired by David Eggers’ 826 Valencia, he co-founded the children’s writing charity Fighting Words. Doyle has also written many novels for children, including the Rover Adventures series. He has also written many short stories, several of which have been published in The New Yorker. In 2016, he translated Mozart’s Don Giovanni for the Opera Theatre Company. The stage version of The Commitments, adapted by Doyle, opened in London’s Palace Theatre in 2013 and toured Britain and Ireland until May of this year.