- Last year, Roddy Doyle was the popular winner of the Irish PEN award for literature in January 2009.
Fintan O'Toole of The Irish Times gave a terrific speech, as did Irish PEN Award winner Roddy Doyle
L to R: Caroline Brade, Amanda Brunker and, seated, Vanessa O'Loughlin, enjoying the Irish PEN Award & dinner
Ruth and Joe Armstrong & Suzanne O’Leary at the Irish PEN dinner 2009
Fiona Price, Caroline O’Connell, Pamela Brady, Neil Jordan, Fidelma Kelly, Caroline Brady.