Emma Donoghue

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2011 Winner

National Book Awards Paperback of the Year

2011 Winner

Commonwealth Foundation Writer's Prize for Best Book

2010 Nominee

Man Booker Prize

2011 Nominee

Orange Prize for Fiction

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18 June 2015
432 pages
Emma Donoghue's writing is superb alchemy, changing innocence into horror and horror into tenderness. 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, author of The Time Traveler's Wife

Room is one of the most profoundly affecting books I've read in a long time. Jack moved me greatly. His voice, his story, his innocence, his love for Ma combine to create something very unusual and, I think, something very important . . . Room deserves to reach the widest possible audience.

John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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

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