Born in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish writer who spent eight years in England before moving to Canada. Her fiction includes Slammerkin, Life Mask, Touchy Subjects and the international bestseller Room (shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes).
Here’s a few audiobooks that we think are definitely worth a listen.
From the beaches of Sussex in 1935, to the swinging sixties in London and Sicily in the 1870s, these books will take you to another time and place, wherever you’re spending the summer.
Ahead of Mother’s Day we’ve put together a list of our favourite literary mums.
We celebrate a few of our favourite literary ladies, from worldwide superstars to newly discovered debut authors.
We're delighted to have four Pan Macmillan titles shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards: Emma Donoghue's The Wonder, Paul Howard's I Read The News Today, Oh Boy, Roddy Doyle's Rover and the Big Fat Baby and William Rya...
Brilliantly original cover designs, typography and finishes can all help to make a book jump out at you, and so we’ve compiled a small selection of some of our favourite and most unique covers from the past few months.
Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room, choses what, in her opinion, are the very best historical novels.
As professional bookworms we’re obliged to say that the book is always better than the film. But even we have to admit that there have been some pretty brilliant films based on books in recent times. Here’s our pick of the movies based on classic novels that are definitely worth takin...
Reading group questions for Emma Donoghue's Room.
This Saturday is National Libraries Day, an annual celebration that aims to highlight the importance of libraries. To inspire you to visit your local library this weekend, we’ve collected quotes from some of our favourite writers on why they deserve your support.
The film adaptation of Emma Donoghue's stunning novel Room has been nominated for four Academy Awards, watch the trailer now.
We're very excited to see Emma Donoghue's stunning novel Room on the silver screen, when it comes to UK cinemas tomorrow. Pan Macmillan's Jodie Mullish was lucky enough to attend an early screening of the Oscar-nominated film, here's what she made of it.
Emma Donoghue's stunning novel, Room, has been adapted into a film starring Brie Larson and directed by Lenny Abrahamson.
Emma Donoghue is an Irish writer, born in 1969. She spent eight years in England before moving to Canada. Her fiction includes Slammerkin, Life Mask, Touchy Subjects and the international bestseller Room (shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes). We asked her abo...
With the turn of each page, the characters that roam across these pages go astray. They are emigrants, runaways, drifters; gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross borders of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, under duress or incognito.
What does it mean to be a mother? A best friend, a cook, a life coach, a taxi service, a shoulder to cry on? Mothers are often painted in fiction as the epitome of perfection - their patience knows no bounds, their love is unconditional, and they would gladly make any sacrifice necessary for the ...
Can books be incorporated into a fashion-oriented blog? What if their stories were interpreted in a “fashionable” way? The Modisher does just that over on her blog www.themodisher.gr. Have a look at her interpretations of some Picador books here – they're genius.
Emma Donoghue, author of the Man Booker Prize shortlisted Room, talks through the books that inspire her as an author.
1. City. Like the residents of other big and self-satisfied urban settlements such as London, by the 1870s San Franciscans often called their hilly metropolis of some two hundred thousand people, simply, ‘the City’. Writing Frog Music, I thought a lot about what a spec...
Everyone knows that novelists rely on other people’s books for information, but in fact we draw on the work of others for far more than that: for examples of how to tackle a subject, period or structural challenge; for insight into a certain type of character.
Emma Donoghue is the bestselling author of Room and more recently of a wonderful collection of short stories, Astray. Read on for reading tips a-plenty.
In October, bestselling author of Room Emma Donoghue spoke to the Guardian about literary success and how she got their in the first place.
‘Emma Donoghue writes books that are unlike anything I have ever seen before, and Astray is no exception. There is such a deep and compassionate imagination at work in every story in this collection that Astray feels almost like an act of clairvoyance’
Chris Roulston interviews Emma Donoghue about The Sealed Letter
Three and a Half Deaths by Emma Donoghue features an accident, a suicide, an act of criminal negligence . . . and a near-death experience. These stories – set in France, the USA and Canada – bring together calamities from two centuries. The third story from the collection, &lsquo...
A brilliant story from Emma Donoghue's new collection, Astray.
I don’t know where I am. I peer out the little window at the flat landscape hurtling towards me several thousand feet below, and I think, where on earth is this?
Now in its 17th year, the Orange Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award for fiction by international female writers, celebrating excellence, innovation and accessibility. The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue has been longlisted.
Emma Donoghue offers an exclusive extract from her novel The Sealed Letter.
Emma Donoghue offers an author's note to her second novel, The Sealed Letter. Read on for more on this thoroughly well researched and written novel.
Room by Emma Donoghue has been shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2011.
Ma in Emma Donoghue's Room is chosen as one of fiction’s best mums by the Independent.
Room by Emma Donoghue has been longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2011.
When we published Room from hardback into paperback, we didn't want to make any alterations to this wonderful book. However, one of the things we did change for the paperback was the cover artwork...
Emma Donoghue, author of the Man Booker Prize shortlisted Room and The Wonder, talks through the books that inspire her as an author.
Room by Emma Donoghue has been shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, the leading literary award in the English speaking world
Emma Donoghue's stunning novel Room has been getting some amazing reviews, and who are we to argue?
Emma Donoghue, author of the highly acclaimed novel Room, offers a fascinating reading list compiled especially for two characters from her own piece of fiction.
Emma Donoghue's Room has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the leading literary award in the English-speaking world.
Emma Donoghue's astounding novel Room is a masterful telling of pain, pressure, and human resolve. Here, we offer a sneak peak at an extract from this important piece of fiction.
Watch Emma Donoghue reading from her stunning novel, Room.
Of course, I'm tempting fate massively by saying this about a book we've not yet published, but even so... Room is, I think, one such book. I think it's amazing.
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67259541155 - 5 months ago
Fantastic trailer for THE LOTTERYS PLUS ONE
67259541155 - 6 months ago
A brand new story, with my first ever animated illustration. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canada-150/emma-donoghue-ingersoll-big-cheese/article33896564/
67259541155 - 11 months ago
What could Anna be hiding behind that "private prayer?" Read the excerpt to find out what we're talking about, and tell us what you think in the comments. There are only a few days left to preorder a copy of THE WONDER --what are you waiting for?!
Tour dates for THE WONDER coming up:
9/15 London (Irish Centre)
9/17 Dublin (Trinity College)
9/21 in conversation with Belinda McKeon, author of Tender @ Housing Works with Word Bookstore/NYC
9/22 Literary Matters Luncheon/Greenwich, CT
9/22 in conversation with Jessica Knoll, author of The Luckiest Girl Alive@ Stevens Tech with The Little Bookstore/Hoboken, NJ
9/23 The Brattle Theater with Harvard Bookstore/Cambridge, MA
9/26 Pelham, then Grimsby, Ontario
9/27 Toronto Reference Library
9/28 Fort Erie, then Oakville, Ontario
9/29 Kingston Writers Festival
9/30 Ottawa Writers Festival
10/1 Morristown Book Festival/Morristown, NJ
10/2 Book Revue/Huntington Long Island, NY
10/3 The White Hart Speaker Series with Oblong Books/Salisbury, CT
10/4 Canisius College/Buffalo, NY
10/5 The Avid Reader/Athens, GA
10/6 A Cappella Books @ SCAD/Atlanta, GA
10/7 Quail Ridge Books/ Raleigh, NC
10/11 Maryville Talks Books Series with Left Bank Books/St. Louis, MO
10/12 The Irish Arts Center with Glucksman Ireland House/NYC
10/13 Philadelphia Free Library
10/14 Boston Book Festival w/ Maria Semple/Boston, MA
10/15 Calgary, AB
10/16 Whistler, BC
10/17 Victoria, BC
10/18 Vancouver, BC
10/19 LA Aloud Series/Los Angeles, CA
10/20 Book Passage/Corte Madera, CA
10/21 Powells/Portland, OR
10/22 Elliott Bay/Seattle, WA
Another excerpt has been unlocked! Thanks to everyone who added THE WONDER to your Goodreads to-read shelf. In this selection, we learn a little more about Anna, a young Irish girl who claims to not have eaten any food for four months. Tell us what you think in the comments below and don't forget to pre-order your copy!
Emma Donoghue - 5 years ago
Born in Dublin in 1969, I am an award-winning writer, living in Canada with my family.
A first foray into writing for younger readers, The Lotterys Plus One is a novel for 8-to-12-year-olds (illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksono) described by the New York Times as 'delightful... warm and funny'.
My most recent novel for adults, The Wonder, about a 'fasting girl' in 1850s Ireland, was shortlisted for Ireland's Kerry Group Novel of the Year as well as Canada's Giller Prize, and I am currently adapting it for the screen.
My first feature film, Room, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, was nominated for four Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Actress (won by our star Brie Larson). I adapted it from my novel Room, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes and has sold over two million copies. I am adapting my novel Frog Music, a literary mystery inspired by a murder in 1870s San Francisco, into a feature film for Monumental Pictures.
My other books are the historical novels The Sealed Letter, Life Mask, Slammerkin, and contemporary ones Landing, Hood and Stir-fry; short-story collections Astray, Three and a Half Deaths (UK ebook), Touchy Subjects, The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, and Kissing the Witch, and literary history including Inseparable, We Are Michael Field, and Passions Between Women, as well as two anthologies that span the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries.
Readers, hearing from you at [email protected] makes my day, and I’ll respond as soon as I can find a moment. Say if you'd like to be included on my mailing list for very occasional news, and if so, what country you live in.
I’m happy to help with any obscure query to which you can’t find an answer on this website or in the many articles by or interviews with me available online... but please don't ask me to provide basic information about myself (I'm talking to you, highschool students with papers due Monday!). I’m afraid I just don’t have the time to visit book clubs in person, by phone or Skype, or to comment on anyone's writing.
For queries about my fiction, non-fiction, drama for stage or radio, or about translations, please contact my primary agent Caroline Davidson of the Caroline Davidson Literary Agency at 5 Queen Anne's Gardens, London, W4 1TU, U.K., Ph 44 20 8995 5768, Fax 44 20 8994 2770, email [email protected]
For any US licensing or speaking engagement queries, please contact my American literary agent Kathleen Anderson of Anderson Literary Management, 244 Fifth Ave, Floor 11, New York, NY 10011, USA, Ph 1 212 645 6045, Fax 1 212 741 1936, [email protected]
For queries related to film or tv, please contact my screen agent Kassie Evashevski at United Talent Agency, 9336 Civic Centre Drive, Beverly Hills, California, 90210-3604, USA, Ph 1 310 273 6700, Fax 1 310 247 1111, [email protected]
To request an interview, or invite me to give a talk/reading, please contact the publicists in your territory: [email protected] for my adult fiction in the US
[email protected] for my children's fiction in the US
[email protected] (Canada)
[email protected] (Ireland)
[email protected] (UK/former Commonwealth)
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