Emma Donoghue

TCD, Thursday 3rd October

Emma Donoghue – an evening with the bestselling author who will discuss and read from her new novel Akin, followed by a Q&A and a book signing. Presented by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and The School of English, Trinity College Dublin, in association with Picador Books.

In her first contemporary novel since Room, acclaimed author Emma Donoghue returns with her next masterpiece, a brilliant tale of love, loss and family. Written with all the tenderness and psychological intensity that made Room a huge bestseller, Akin is a funny, heart-wrenching tale of an old man and a boy who unpick their painful story and start to write a new one together.

Emma Donoghue was born in Dublin, and now lives in Canada. She is a graduate of University College Dublin and Cambridge University. Donoghue's first novel was 1994's Stir Fry, followed in 1995 by Hood, which won the Stonewall Book Award for Literature. These were followed by several highly successful novels notably 2010 novel Room which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the 2010 Governor General's Awards in Canada and was the winner of the Irish Book Award 2010. She later wrote the screenplay for a film version of the book, Room (2015), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Bafta Award.

Her novel Frog Music was published in 2014. Her novel The Wonder, published in 2016, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She has also written two novels for children.

Thursday 3rd October
7.00pm - 8.00pm
Free - Registration required
Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

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