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The day we met Roddy Doyle - Book Launch



The day we met Roddy Doyle - Book Launch

With Max O’Rover

Introduced and moderated by Catherine Dunne

Event in English


Il Giorno Che Incontrammo Roddy Doyle (The Day We Met Roddy Doyle), Antonio Tombolini Editore, 2017, is a tribute to Irish literature and to Ireland itself, but it is also a journey, spiritual and physical, of four different characters who share pain, uncertainty, but also wishes and dreams to achieve. All the characters are, somehow, connected to Ireland.

Structured on three narrative levels (story, reality, hyper-reality), which are declined according to the characters' point of view, the novel has Massimo - a partly autobiographical character - who sees in Ireland a love, a goal, a cure, as the book's backbone and trait d'union between the other characters.


«Max’s writing is fresh and funny. His observations about Ireland are astute. The Day We Met Roddy Doyle looks at belonging and displacement, stories and loneliness, Guinness and literature»

Catherine Dunne


Max O’Rover is Massimiliano Roveri's nom de plume.

Max started writing about Ireland in 2008, after nine years of trips to and fascination about Ireland.

Massimiliano lives now in Dublin, in a place that quite reminds of Roddy Doyle's Barrytown, and he is working on cultural mediation between Ireland and Italy, on and off line.

Max has just finished writing his fourth novel and is writing his fifth (the first one set mainly in Italy). His second book will bew published in 2018.


Date: Monday, May 22, 2017

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : Italian Institute of Culture

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura