Born in Dublin, Emma Donoghuenow lives and writes in Canada. The following is a sampling of her work.
Her 2020 novel The Pull of the Stars takes place in a Dublin maternity quarantine ward during the flu pandemic of 1918. By what feat of alchemy can she have timed that?
The Wonder (2016, a finalist for Canada’s Giller Prize and the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year), portrays a ‘fasting girl’ in nineteenth-century Ireland. Adapted as a feature film, it will appear on Netflix in 2022.
Room (2010) was shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes and has sold over two million copies. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards and the lead Brie Larson won Best Actress.
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