Roddy Doyle (born 8 May 1958) is an Irish novelist, dramatist and screenwriter. He was born in Dalkey and grew up in Killbarack. He writes about working class Dublin. Some of his books have been made into movies, the best-known of which is The Commitments, which is the first of The Barrytown Trilogy. He, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais adapted the book into a movie, The Commitments; the three men won the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.