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Emma Donoghue

13 Irish Writers to Read This St. Patrick's Day

Off The Shelf | Posted 03.17.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

We will be taking the opportunity to revisit some incredible books by Irish authors, from enduring classics to powerful memoirs to contemporary novels that are taking the literary world by storm. So take your pick and spend this March 17th celebrating Ireland through the written word.

The Heroine's Journey in Room

Cathrin Hagey | Posted 03.01.2016 | Entertainment
Cathrin Hagey

Room (2015) is a movie directed by Lenny Abrahamson, written by Emma Donoghue (based on her award-winning novel), and starring Brie Larson and Jacob T...

Oscar Nominations: Reflections on a Stellar Season

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

If you've been following the Oscar prognosticators, you know the big favorites have been Spotlight, The Big Short, The Revenant, and Carol. How pleasing to find some surprises--sort of--on the academy members' lists!

Listen to the Kids! 12 Memorable Novels With Child Narrators

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.08.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

If we listen closely, children can remind us of what is truly important in life and refresh our jaded, grown-up viewpoints. These twelve inspiring, funny, and memorable novels, narrated by children, are exemplary of the notion that kids, while they can say the darndest things, are often wise beyond their years.

Why The Director Of 'Room' Spent A Month Hiding In A Bathtub

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.18.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The critically-acclaimed film "Room" tells the story of a mother and son who are forced to live for years locked in a single room, completely isolated...

The Dubai Film Fest Diaries 2015: Changing the Narrative for the Arab World

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.10.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Extremism consists of a narrative laden with terror created by outcasts, and violence fueled by boredom. If you change the narrative, you can change the world.

ReThink Review: Room - A World to Create, Protect, and Discover

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Room is one of the year's most surprising and touching movies, which could have never happened without Larson and Tremblay's totally believable performances that turn the story of a horrifying kidnapping into a celebration of the transcendent bonds between parents and their children.

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay in 'Room'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The most terrifying movie of the season does not involve aliens, ghouls or men in hooded masks. It is the movie Room, from Emma Donoghue's screenplay based on her best-selling novel.

Brie Larson Explains How Room Changed Her

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 10.15.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

Masterfully directed by Lenny Abrahamson and adapted from Emma Donoghue's best-selling book, Room won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival last month. The film is already getting fierce Oscar buzz.

Critics Really Are As Effusive As They Seem On This Exclusive 'Room' Poster

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.07.2015 | Entertainment

It's common practice for entertainment news outlets to aggregate a sample of reviews for major movie releases. A24 has made it so that we don't have t...

In And Outside Of One Tiny 'Room,' Brie Larson And Jacob Tremblay Are A Wonder

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment

To prepare for "Room," Brie Larson locked herself in her apartment for weeks at a time. She met with trauma counselors and participated in a silent re...

Emma Donoghue On What Makes A Good Story

Posted 03.31.2014 | Books

Brief Interviews is a series in which writers discuss language, literature, and a handful of Proustian personality questions. Emma Donoghue is the ...

Egg in My Beer: Reading Short Stories for Long Satisfaction

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 03.16.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Pull up a chair, draw a beer, and throw in the egg of inspiration: In other words, find a quiet place to read and open up a book of short stories. The satisfaction will last longer, much longer, than any beer (egged or not).

Emma Donoghue: Where I Like To Read

Emma Donoghue | Posted 12.31.2012 | Books
Emma Donoghue

I like to read in motion. Not just the kind of journey you might expect - a long train ride, through green and yellow fields, with a grande latte and a table to lean on - but also the shabbier, jerkier kind, such as going three stops on the London Tube.

The Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 11.05.2012 | Books

Astray by Emma Donoghue Little, Brown and Company, $25.99 October 30, 2012 What is it about? It's a collection of short stories that have little...

17 Smart Books You Must Read This Summer

Lisa Bloom | Posted 09.13.2011 | Books
Lisa Bloom

How do you find great books to read? Here's a reading list of books that will stir you, provoke you, keep you up at night and make you late for work, and get your grey matter sizzling.

Required Reading: Devastatingly Sad Books

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

We’re the first to admit that, sometimes, the best cure for a hard week, a long day or just a rainy weekend is a really sad book....

Orange Prize For Fiction Announces 2011 Shortlist

orangeprize.co.uk | Posted 06.12.2011 | Books

The Orange Prize for Fiction, the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman, today announces the 2011 shortlist. Celebrating its si...

Holiday Bonus: Why I'm Releasing a Deleted Scene From my Novel on Cyber Monday

Matt Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Matt Stewart

Last winter, as I was editing my debut novel, The French Revolution, I confronted a thorny section detailing a wild Christmas scene which my editor ha...

Great Titles to Add to the NYT Best of 2010 Lists

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

In a year when so many good books were published, my own list of the best of 2010 includes some truly great books missing from the NYT collection.

All Boxed In and Making the Best of It

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Maybe you've read or heard about the glowing reviews for Emma Donoghue's new boxed-in-a-box novel, Room. The NYT reviewer called it 'remarkable,' The ...

Booker Prize Betting Suspended

The Guardian | Benedicte Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The bookmaker's spokesperson David Williams said £15,000-worth of bets were placed on "C" on Wednesday morning, completely outstripping all earlier b...

Booker Prize 2010 Shortlist

themanbookerprize.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Peter Carey Parrot and Olivier in America (Faber and Faber) Emma Donoghue Room (Picador - Pan Macmillan) Damon Galgut In a Strange Room (Atlantic Bo...