Guest: Roddy Doyle
[From the Radio Times Archive] In his first novel, The Commitments, RODDY DOYLE introduced millions of readers to the colorful Dubliner Jimmy Rabbitte Jr. and his tireless effort to create an Irish soul cover band. Now in Doyle’s new novel, The Guts, Jimmy is back, middle-aged, happily married with four kids, struggling with a changing music industry and coping with bowel cancer. Doyle has written nine novels including Booker Prize-winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and The Van. He sat down with Marty this winter to talk about his novel, his writing, and more.