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Paddy Clarke, ha-ha-ha
Roddy Doyle
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Roddy Doyle is the author of five previous novels, including a Booker Prize nominee, The Van, and a Booker Prize winning international bestseller Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. He has also written several screenplays, most recently When Brendan Met Trudy. His first children's book, The Giggler Treatment, will be published in September by Scholastic. He lives in Dublin. (Publisher Provided) Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin on May 8, 1958, and grew up in Kilbarrack, Ireland. Doyle graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from University College Dublin. He spent several years as an English and geography teacher before becoming a full-time writer in 1993. His personal notes and work books reside at the National Library of Ireland. Doyle's first three novels, The Commitments (1987), The Snapper (1990) and The Van (1991) comprise The Barrytown Trilogy, a trilogy centred around the Rabbitte family. All three novels were made into successful films. In 1993, Doyle published Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, winner of the 1993 Man Booker Prize. Doyle is the author of ten novels for adults, seven books for children, seven plays and screenplays, and dozens of short stories. His 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. (Bowker Author Biography)

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main characters Patrick "Paddy" Clarke
Age: 10
Bright; hates his brother; loves halibut oil.

Francis "Sinbad" Clarke
Age: Child
Paddy's younger brother.

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