Rob Doyle’s first novel, Here Are the Young Men, is published by Bloomsbury, and was chosen as a book of the year by The Irish Times, Sunday Times, Sunday Business Post, and Independent. It was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards Newcomer of the Year, and is one of Hot Press magazine’s ’20 Greatest Irish Novels since 1916′. Doyle’s second book, This Is the Ritual, was published in January 2016 (Bloomsbury / Lilliput). His fiction, essays, and criticism have appeared in The Guardian, Observer, Dublin Review, Irish Times, Sunday Times, Sunday Business Post, Stinging Fly, Gorse, Dalkey Archive’s Best European Fiction 2016 and elsewhere.
He is currently playing the lead role in Hit the North, a feature film to be released in 2016.