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Emma Donoghue - Author


Emma Donoghue was born in Ireland in 1969 and lived in England before moving to Canada. Emma writes fiction (including the bestselling Slammerkin), drama for stage and radio, and literary history; Room is her seventh novel. Some of the places she found her inspiration : Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719), feralchildren.com, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (2006), Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh (1856), John Fowles’s The Collector (1963), Anne Frank’s Diary (1947), Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932), Terminator 2 : Judgment Day (1991), The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs (1966), but above all in conversation with my five-year-old son.

If you like Emma Donoghue you might also like to read books by John Fowles, John Boyne and Eva Hornung.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Emma Donoghue

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
The Wonder
Emma Donoghue
Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, Emma Donoghue's The Wonder - inspired by numerous European and North American cases of 'fasting girls' between the sixteenth century and the twentieth - is a psychological thriller about a child's murder...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
The Wonder
Emma Donoghue
Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, The Wonder - inspired by numerous European and North American cases of 'fasting girls' between the sixteenth century and the twentieth - is a psychological thriller about a child's murder threatening to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2016
Lovereading Price: £11.99
Room: Picador Classic by Emma Donoghue
Room: Picador Classic
Emma Donoghue
Shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, it’s about a five-year old boy who was born in captivity and knows nothing beyond the room he and his mother live in. Told in his voice it is an extraordinary achievement, very well...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/06/2015
Lovereading Price: £7.19
Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
Frog Music
Emma Donoghue
Emma Donoghue has done it again, produced another novel totally unlike anything she has written so far. This one is a light, easy read of the tangled relationships of colourful people in San Francisco in 1876 where a heat wave...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/03/2015
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
Frog Music
Emma Donoghue
Emma Donoghue has done it again, produced another novel totally unlike anything she has written so far. This one is a light, easy read of the tangled relationships of colourful people in San Francisco in 1876 where a heat wave...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
Lovereading Price: £13.59
Astray by Emma Donoghue
Astray
Emma Donoghue
The award-winning author of Room displays her prodigious writing talents in creating a gem of a short story collection that is full of memorable characters. Ann Patchett, Orange prize-winning author of Bel Canto said of Astray ‘There is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/05/2013
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Astray by Emma Donoghue
Astray
Emma Donoghue
'Emma Donoghue writes books that are unlike anything I have ever seen before, and Astray is no exception. There is such a deep and compassionate imagination at work in every story in this collection that Astray feels almost like an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/10/2012
Lovereading Price: £11.99
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue
The Sealed Letter
Emma Donoghue
Longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012. From the bestselling author of Room comes a delicious tale of secrets, betrayal and forbidden love. Based on blow-by-blow newspaper reports of the 1864 Codrington Divorce, The Sealed Letter, full of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/02/2012
Lovereading Price: £7.19
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue
The Sealed Letter
Emma Donoghue
From the bestselling author of Room comes a delicious tale of secrets, betrayal and forbidden love. Based on blow-by-blow newspaper reports of the 1864 Codrington Divorce, The Sealed Letter, full of sparkling characters and wicked dialogue, is a thought-provoking...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2011
Lovereading Price: £13.59
Touchy Subjects by Emma Donoghue
Touchy Subjects
Emma Donoghue
From the author of the multi award winning ‘Room’ comes an electrifying collection of stories exploring taboos and secrets. Never has such uncomfortable subject matter made for such compulsive reading.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2011
Lovereading Price: £7.99
Room by Emma Donoghue
Room
Emma Donoghue
One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011. A 2012 World Book Night selection. Winner of the Galaxy Paperback of the Year Award 2011. This was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize but I believed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/01/2011
Lovereading Price: £7.19
Room by Emma Donoghue
Room
Emma Donoghue
Winner of the Hughes & Hughes Novel of the Year Award 2010. Shortlisted for the Galaxy International Author of the Year 2010. August 2010 Book of the Month. Shortlisted...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/08/2010
Lovereading Price: £10.39

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