Kevin Doyle


Kevin Doyle is an award winning short story writer from Cork, Ireland. His work has been widely published - in Ireland, England, Scotland, the USA and Australia. Do You Like Oranges? recently won the top prize in the short story category for Best Anthology in Ireland's inaugural CAP Awards for Independently Published Authors (2016). See

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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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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