Kevin Doyle


Kevin Doyle is a writer from Cork, Ireland. He is the author of the 'alternative' crime thrillers, A River of Bodies and To Keep A Bird Singing (Blackstaff Press, 2018). Wwith Spark Deeley he wrote the illustrated children’s book, The Worms That Saved The World (Chispa, 2017). He has been shortlisted for many short story awards and won the Michael McLaverty Award in 2016.

Kevin Doyle also writes extensively about Irish and radical politics in the alternative press and on the Indymedia news network. He is also the author of many articles on anarchism and the anarchist tradition.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I came to writing fiction quite late and was in my late twenties before I took a serious interest in the idea. By then I was working as an industrial chemist which is what I had trained for in part through doing a BSc and later an MSc at university. I was reading a lot of fiction and just couldn't find much any work that really grabbed me as interesting. I was a big fan of James Kelman and still am. I really admire what he has done as a writer and in particular as a short story writer.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do and I want to forget it. It was very naive!
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Where to find Kevin Doyle online


Do You Like Oranges? Excerpt
This is an excerpt from the short story, Do You Like Oranges?, read by author Kevin Doyle. The narrator is remembering his interrogation at the hands of Garda Special Branch. The background film clip is about the 1981 Hunger Strikes in Northern Ireland.


Do You Like Oranges?
Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 13,690. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Three powerful short stories about a bleak period in recent Irish history when ‘heavy’ methods were used by the police to clamp down on dissent.

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