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Irish Author Roddy Doyle On Connecting Over A Pint, At Pubs And Over Zoom

Pints of freshly poured Guinness, poured from the back of the Hatfield House pub's converted delivery van, sit on the pavement before being collected by customers, after being delivered, to a customers' front door, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Pints of freshly poured Guinness, poured from the back of the Hatfield House pub's converted delivery van, sit on the pavement before being collected by customers, after being delivered, to a customers' front door, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

For decades, Roddy Doyle’s work has been in a field of its own — mostly an Irish one.

He’s the Booker Prize-winning author of “Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.”

His latest novel, “Love,” is about two old friends having a pint of Guinness in a pub — a centerpiece of Irish life that’s become a relic during the coronavirus pandemic.

From The New York Times:

We ask Doyle about three decades of writing novels, life during the pandemic and what Brexit could mean for the relationship between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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Kathryn Fink
Kathryn Fink is a producer with NPR's All Things Considered.
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