Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish emigrant twice over: she spent eight years in Cambridge doing a PhD in 18th-century literature before moving to London, Ontario, where she lives with her partner and their two children. She also migrates between genres, writing literary history, biography, stage and radio plays as well as fairy tales and short stories. She is best known for her novels, which range from the historical (SLAMMERKIN, LIFE MASK, LANDING, THE SEALED LETTER) to the contemporary (STIR-FRY, HOOD, LANDING). Her international bestseller ROOM was a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and was a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth and Orange Prizes.
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