An Evening with Emma Donoghue

Moderator: Shaena Lambert

Event Number: 11
Tickets: $26.00

Youth under 30: $15.00

An Evening with Emma Donoghue

Tuesday, Oct 22
Performance Works

1218 Cartwright Street

Man Booker finalist Emma Donoghue is an undeniable sensation who shot to acclaim for penning both the novel and screenplay for Room. Since then, the author has lived with a foot in both worlds, turning her bestselling books into equally coveted scripts. What do you learn about your work as it transforms into new mediums? Has writing for Hollywood changed her approach to writing novels? In an intimate evening, this hilarious bestselling author shares her new novel, Akin, in which a retired professor takes an unexpected journey to the French Riviera with his great nephew—hoping to uncover family secrets—and reflects on the challenges of adapting her stories for screen and her illustrious career to-date.

Presented in partnership with Vancouver Film School.








About the moderator:
Shaena Lambert is the award-winning author of Oh, My Darling, Radiance, and The Falling Woman, all of which were Globe and Mail top books of the year. Oh, My Darling was long-listed for the Frank O’Connor Award; Radiance was a finalist for the Rogers Writers Trust Award and the BC Book Prize. Her stories have appeared in The Walrus, Ploughshares, Zoetrope: All Story and four times in Best Canadian Stories. Her new novel, Petra, is forthcoming from Random House Canada.  She is delighted to be a friend of The Vancouver Writers Fest.

Event Participants:

Emma Donoghue


Emma Donoghue was born in Dublin in 1969, and has been living since 1998 in London Ontario. She is best known for her fiction (internationally bestselling winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize, Room, The Wonder, Frog Music, The Lotterys series) and also writes for screen (Oscar-, Golden-Globe- and Bafta-nominated) and stage.

Appearance generously supported by Tourism Vancouver.