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To Keep A Bird Singing & A River Of Bodies
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Kevin Doyle is a writer and activist from Cork, Ireland. He is the author of two political crime thrillers To Keep A Bird Singing (2018) and A River of Bodies (2019) – both published by Blackstaff Press. He co-wrote with Spark Deeley the award-winning children’s picture book, The Worms that Saved the World and has also written widely on anarchism and the radical tradition.
IN THE PRESS
KEVIN DOYLE sits in a Cork city centre café, looking out at a bustling street scene. Cork in 2018, with its grandiose plans for the future, seems a far cry from the Cork of Doyle’s debut novel, To Keep A Bird Singing, which is set in austerity-riddled 2010 ... MORE
Ellie O'Byrne, THE IRISH EXAMINER
Back in the eighties I was living in Douglas Street – a long, narrow thoroughfare on Cork’s inner-city southside. Today, Douglas Street is home to Frank O’Connor House, the beautifully renovated Nano Nagle Place, as well as a host of busy cafes and pubs renowned for their live music ... MORE
Kevin Doyle, THE IRISH TIMES
Following a degree, and a Masters in Science, Kevin worked in the chemical industry for five years, before moving to the United States.
“I was considering taking another degree, but I wasn’t sure it was what I wanted. I read a lot and didn’t see stories in the areas I was interested in, so I thought I’d have a go at writing one” ... MORE
Sue Leonard, THE IRISH EXAMINER
Socialist Whodunnits - Sarah Lundburg Summer School 2020 (July '19)
Review of A River of Bodies - Irish Examiner 19/10/19
Review of A River of Bodies - Joe Cushnan/ Drop the Moon Blog (July '19)
Kevin Doyle, Profile - Cork Independent, (July '19)
Review of To Keep A Bird Singing - Evening Echo (25 May 2018)
Interview with Pearse McCarthy - Art House Show, Cork 96fm (July '19)
Nordic Noir With A Leeside Twist - Ellie O'Byrne/ Evening Echo (July 26th '19)
Review of A River of Bodies - Christopher Owens/ The Pensive Quill (Feb 2020)
Novel Ideas Interview - Victoria Wilson, NVTV (June '18)
Interview with AK Press - (Jan 2018, USA)
Review of To Keep A Bird Singing - Christopher Owens/ The Pensive Quill (Feb 2020)
Educating young bookworms... with a Cork twist - Evening Echo (May '20)
Review of The Worms That Saved The World - Irish Times (Feb '20)
Row Over Old Head Inspires A Children’s Book - Barry Roche (Irish Times)