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2011 Short-listed

Orange Prize for Fiction

2011 Winner

National Book Awards Paperback of the Year

2011 Winner

Commonwealth Foundation Writer's Prize for Best Book

2010 Short-listed

Man Booker Prize

Synopsis

Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don’t have the key.

Jack and Ma are prisoners.

Room is a book to read in one sitting. When it’s over you look up: the world looks the same but you are somehow different and that feeling lingers for days’ Audrey Niffenegger

‘One of the most profoundly affecting books I’ve read in a long time’ John Boyne

‘Such incredible imagination, and dazzling use of language . . . Room is unlike anything I’ve ever read before’ Anita Shreve

Room is that rarest of entities, an entirely original work of art. I mean it as the highest possible praise when I tell you that I can’t compare it to any other book. Suffice to say that it’s potent, darkly beautiful, and revelatory’ Michael Cunningham

In the media

This is a truly remarkable novel. It presents an utterly unique way to talk about love, all the while giving us a fresh, expansive eye on the world in which we live
New York Times Book Review
Startlingly original and moving . . . Endearing and as utterly compelling as The Lovely Bones
Scotsman
I've never read a more heart-burstingly, gut wrenchingly compassionate novel . . . As for sweet, bright, funny Jack, I wanted to scoop him up out of the novel and never let him go
Daily Mail