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Roy Keane's new memoir will be written by Roddy Doyle

‘The Second Half’ will be published later this autumn.

Image: INPHO/Tom Honan

IN ONE OF sportswriting’s most exciting and unexpected pairings, Roddy Doyle is to write Roy Keane’s upcoming memoir.

The Second Half will be published later this autumn and will blend “memoir and motivational writing in a manner which both disquiets and reassures.”

Details of the book, which brings together one of Ireland’s most intriguing sports stars with one of its best-loved authors, were reported today by The Bookseller.

The book will “become a benchmark for sports autobiography,” Alan Samson of Orion Publishing Group said.

“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.”

Keane released his first memoir, Keane: The Autobiography, co-written with Eamon Dunphy in 2002.

Doyle won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.

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