Emma Donoghue

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Margaret Atwood to edit collaborative modern Decameron for the Covid era
Fourteen Days: An Unauthorised Gathering imagines New York neighbours sharing stories amid the pandemic, with contributors from Dave Eggers to Celeste Ng

Alison Flood

19, Mar, 2021 @2:27 PM

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Not the Booker: Akin by Emma Donoghue - daft premise, good writing
The story of an elderly man who takes on the care of his young great-nephew has some lovely moments but strains the reader’s credulity Not the Booker 2020 shortlist: read along with us!

Sam Jordison

21, Sep, 2020 @12:21 PM

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The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue review – beauty amid horror
The Room author’s tender and evocative novel suffers from a surfeit of misery

Alex Peake-Tomkinson

02, Aug, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue review – fighting the 1918 flu pandemic
Fear and female camaraderie combine in this tale of three Dublin medics’ experiences from the author of Room

Sarah Moss

17, Jul, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Emma Donoghue: the lockdown lessons she learned from writing Room
The author’s bestselling novel of confinement has gained new resonance during coronavirus

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

11, May, 2020 @7:40 AM

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Akin by Emma Donoghue review – Room author loses her spark
The bestselling author falls flat with this second world war mystery set in the south of France

Alex Preston

13, Oct, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Akin by Emma Donoghue review – the ties that bind
A boy is thrown together with his great-uncle in this examination of freedom and family by the author of Room

Sarah Crown

12, Oct, 2019 @6:30 AM

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On my radar: Emma Donoghue’s cultural highlights
The author on Philip Pullman, heart-shaped pizzas in Nice, and going mob-handed to Shakespeare

Emma Donoghue

06, Oct, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Fiction for older children reviews – tales of the cities
London and New York both feature strongly in stories from both sides of the pond, while Room author Emma Donoghue makes her children’s fiction debut

Kitty Empire

23, Jul, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Room review – a small wonder
Emma Donoghue’s acclaimed novel makes the leap to the stage, with a little help from young Harrison Wilding

Susannah Clapp

14, May, 2017 @6:55 AM

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Room review – Emma Donoghue's story of survival is ingeniously staged
A moving adaptation of the award-winning novel, with added songs, explores the mental toll on an abducted woman and her child

Michael Billington

11, May, 2017 @10:52 AM

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Emma Donoghue: seven kids and four parents – bigger is better in children’s books
In classics from Eve Garnett to Arthur Ransome, there are always enough kids to form a world without adults – and a hardcore tomboy can have a place in the gang

Emma Donoghue

29, Apr, 2017 @11:00 AM

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