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Andrew Doyle on Forrest Reid

The acerbic writer and stand-up is determined to spread the word about his gay literary hero – who died 70 years ago.

Most GT readers will know Andrew Doyle for his stand-up comedy; as a frequently hilarious, sharply intelligent, and fearless stage presence, ready to push audience tolerance of “bad taste” to the limit.

Some of you may be aware that he’s also a busy playwright, with more than a dozen musicals, plays and comedies to his name – including a co-writing credit with Tom Walker on YouTube sensation Jonathan Pie’s live show.

Relatively few people, however, will be aware of Andrew Doyle the academic; that this former teacher is, for example, a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast. Or that a recent project has been a biography of a literary hero – the Belfast-born novelist Forrest Reid, who died 70 years ago this month.

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