Commitments Author Roddy Doyle Reads From His New Book The Dead Republic at Exclusive Moe's Books Event

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International bestselling author Roddy Doyle's only Bay Area appearance will be at the legendary Moe's Books in Berkeley. On May 7th, the winner of the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and author of the Commitments will read from his new novel The Dead Republic. This exclusive event is part of a limited five-city US tour.

Bestselling author Roddy Doyle will be traveling from Dublin to make a rare Bay Area appearance at Moe's Books in Berkeley. His first three novels--The Commitments, The Snapper, and the 1991 Booker Prize finalist The Van --are known as The Barrytown Trilogy. He is also the author of the novels Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (1993 Booker Prize winner), The Woman Who Walked Into Doors, and A Star Called Henry. He has contributed to a variety of publications, including magazines and several anthologies.

Mr. Doyle is coming to the Bay Area to read from his new novel The Dead Republic (Viking, due April 25th 2010). The Dead Republic is the second part of a new trilogy. The volume begins where the first, Oh, Play That Thing (2004) left off: saved from death in California's Monument Valley by none other than Henry Fonda, our protagonist is befriended by the legendary director John Ford who tells him he that he would like to film his life. The Dead Republic is written with the humor, wit and lyricism that characterizes all of Roddy Doyle's work.

Moe's Books, celebrating 50 years of independent bookselling, is proud to welcome this international bestselling author on May 7th, 2010. All our events are free and begin at 7:30 pm.

All are welcome to join us.

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