2023 Festival:
October 16–22

Emma Donoghue


EMMA DONOGHUE is a novelist, screenwriter and playwright. Her novel Room sold more than two million copies and won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada and the Caribbean). It was also shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes as well as the Scotiabank Giller Prize. It sold more than two million copies. Donoghue scripted the Canadian-Irish film Room, which was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Her fiction ranges from the contemporary (Stir-FryHoodLandingTouchy Subjects, Akin) to the historical (SlammerkinThe Sealed LetterAstrayFrog Music, The Wonder, The Pull of the Stars). She has also written two books for young readers, The Lotterys Plus One and The Lotterys More or Less.

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