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 and Touchy Subjects. Her 2010 novel, Room, was an internationally award-winning bestseller and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes. Emma's screenplay for Room's multi-award-winning film adaptation has earned her an Oscar nomination.
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New short story http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09w2tjj
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THE WONDER is finally here in paperback! Buy it: http://ow.ly/8h7I30eXxUW
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Fantastic trailer for THE LOTTERYS PLUS ONE
by @67259541155 - one year ago
A brand new story, with my first ever animated illustration. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/nat...
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Emma Donoghue - 6 years ago
Born in Dublin in 1969, I am an award-winning writer, living in Canada with my family.
My second book for younger readers, The Lotterys More Or Less, illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksono and coming in Autumn 2018, is a sequel to The Lotterys Plus One, which was described by the New York Times as 'delightful... warm and funny' and made the best-of-the-year lists of Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and the Irish Times.
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 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 also 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 queries related to film or tv, please contact my screen agent Kassie Evashevski at Anonymous Content in New York, [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]
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
Maeve.O'[email protected] (Canada)
[email protected] (Ireland)
[email protected] (UK/former Commonwealth)