Readers of newbooks, a bi-monthly magazine aimed at readers and reading groups, have voted Room by Emma Donoghue as their Book of the Year 2011.
Every year newbooks
readers have the chance to vote for their favourite Book of the Year. The book can be published in any year but readers had to have read the nominated book during 2011.
The 2011 winner was Room
by Emma Donoghue. Anne Cater, reviewer for newbooks
says of Room
“Emma Donoghue has created a wonderfully endearing character in Jack, his narrative is atmospheric, imaginative yet very credible. Jack’s vocabulary is a little strange and often stilted yet so descriptive, he sees everything in such a limited way yet the story of how Ma and Jack came to be in Room
soon unfolds... the reader sees between the lines and the full horror of their experiences are soon understood.
I have no doubt that this story will stay with me for a very long time... it is totally unique, unlike any novel that I have read before and I doubt I will read anything that is so affecting again.”
On receiving the award, Emma Donoghue said,
“I’m absolutely delighted that Room
is the newbooks
readers’ choice for Book of the Year. I’m honoured that they’ve given such wholehearted support to a novel with such a disturbing premise, and I know this will encourage more readers to take a chance on it – so thanks.”
Emma Donoghue features on the front cover of the January/February 2012 issue of newbooks.
Find out more on the newbooks website >