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Event Series Event Series: New Yorker Fiction Circle

New Yorker Fiction Circle: “The Buggy”, by Roddy Doyle

Greetings, Fictioneers! I hope you’re taking advantage of these longest days of the year!

On Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 4 pm CDT/5 pm EDT, at Zoom link https://bit.ly/cehcsunday, we will discuss the New Yorker Fiction story from the issue dated June 24, 2024: “The Buggy”, by Roddy Doyle (author background below).

A Summer Solstice gift: this story is less than 18 minutes long at 1x speed.

  1. Read “The Buggy”, by Roddy Doyle at this link. Try a private or incognito window if blocked by the New Yorker’s paywall or through the Libby app via your local public library.
  2. Want to listen to it? The author reads the story (17:49 at 1x speed) at this link and this link, the latter providing speed control (via the >> on the right side).
  3. The author interview, “Roddy Doyle on How an Idea Makes It to the Page”, is at this link.
  4. Earlier in the afternoon, you are welcome to join an informal Summer chat at 2 pm CT/ 3p ET at the same Zoom link, https://bit.ly/cehcsunday.

Roddy Doyle (born Roderick Doyle, 8 May 1958) is an Irish novelist, dramatist and screenwriter. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, eight books for children, seven plays and screenplays, and dozens of short stories. Several of his books have been made into films, beginning with The Commitments in 1991. Doyle’s work is set primarily in Ireland, especially working-class Dublin, and is notable for its heavy use of dialogue written in slang and Irish English dialect. Doyle was awarded the Booker Prize in 1993 for his novel “Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha”.

Personal life

Doyle was born in Dublin and grew up in Kilbarrack, in a middle-class family. His mother, Ita (née Bolger) was a first cousin of the short story writer Maeve Brennan.

In addition to teaching, Doyle, along with Seán Love, established a creative writing centre, “Fighting Words”, which opened in Dublin in January 2009. It was inspired by a visit to his friend Dave Eggers’ 826 Valencia project in San Francisco. …

In 1989, Doyle married Belinda Moller. … She is the granddaughter of former Irish President Erskine Childers. …

Doyle is an atheist. – from Wikipedia’s Roddy Doyle page, footnote marks excised.

June 23 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm CDT

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