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Roddy Doyle to write Roy Keane memoir, 'The Second Half'

Updated: Friday, 17 Jan 2014 15:48 | Comments

Roy Keane's new book should have plenty of interesting anecdotes ten years on from his first publication
Roy Keane's new book should have plenty of interesting anecdotes ten years on from his first publication

Roddy Doyle has been commissioned to write Roy Keane’s memoirs, ‘The Second Half’, which will be published next autumn.

Booker prize-winning Doyle will produce a book that will combine “memoir and motivational writing in a manner which both disquiets and reassures in Roy Keane's own original voice”.

The Commitments author said: “I’m delighted to be writing this book with Roy.”

Keane’s first autobiography was published in 2002 and co-written by Eamon Dunphy and the Cork man said: “I am very happy to be working with Roddy Doyle on this book, and look forward to the experience.”

Orion publisher Alan Samson commented: “I believe The Second Half will become a benchmark for sports autobiography. The combination of an outstanding player - and leader – like Roy with a writer of Roddy’s extraordinary gifts should result in one of the books of the year.”

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