Donoghue, Emma

Emma Donoghue is an Irish emigrant twice over: she spent eight years in Cambridge doing a PhD in eighteenth-century literature before moving to London, Ontario, where she lives with her partner and their two children. She also migrates between genres writing literary history, biography, and stage and radio plays as well as fairy tales and short stories. She is best known for her novels, which range from the historical to the contemporary. Her international bestseller Room was a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange prizes. The Lotterys Plus One is her first novel for young readers.

Events Emma Donoghue was involved in

  • In Conversation: John Boyne & Emma Donoghue

    Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 8:00 PM

    John Boyne and Emma Donoghue have seen their literary works adapted for the screen. They talk to Richard Crouse about their experience and success.


  • Ireland @ IFOA

    Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 7:00 PM

    Catriona Crowe, Emma Donoghue, Julie Morrissy, Paul Muldoon, and Ciaran O'Rourke will present from their latest work


  • In Conversation with Emma Donoghue

    Friday, October 28, 2016 - 8:00 PM

    Susan G. Cole will sit down with award-winning author Emma Donoghue for an intimate talk about writing, inspiration and success.