Becky Toyne, Roddy Doyle, Two Pints (untouched)


Roddy: “About a year and a half ago I opened a Facebook account.”

Audience: *laughs*

And so begins my congenial and chortle-filled interview with Roddy Doyle, the Booker Prize-winning¬†author of books for readers of all ages (my 9-year-old niece is a fan), and (let’s not forget) 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize judge.

On the pub as the perfect setting for two blokes talking about the tabloids: “The realm of conversation is what makes the pub unique. The alcohol, it helps, but it’s more the conversation.”

This conversation was filmed at the Kobo offices in Toronto as part of the Kobo in Conversation series.

Check out the video on Kobo’s YouTube page, here.