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, and stage and radio plays, as well as fairy tales and short stories. She is best known for her novels, which range from the historical to the contemporary. Her international bestseller Room was a New York Times Best Book in 2010 and a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book and the Orange Prize. The Lotterys More or Less is her second novel for young readers.

Events Emma Donoghue was involved in

  • In Conversation: Roddy Doyle With Emma Donoghue

    Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:30 PM

    The Festival’s opening night promises to be one of exhilarating and eye-opening entertainment as two of Ireland’s favourite writers take the stage.


  • Festival School Visits

    Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:00 AM

    The Festival is proud to welcome school children of all ages to Harbourfront Centre. These special visits are pre-registered and exclusive to educational institutions.


  • In Conversation: John Boyne & Emma Donoghue

    Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 8:00 PM

    John Boyne and Emma Donoghue have seen their literary works adapted for the screen. They talk to Richard Crouse about their experience and success.


  • Ireland @ IFOA

    Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 7:00 PM

    Catriona Crowe, Emma Donoghue, Julie Morrissy, Paul Muldoon, and Ciaran O'Rourke will present from their latest work


  • In Conversation with Emma Donoghue

    Friday, October 28, 2016 - 8:00 PM

    Susan G. Cole will sit down with award-winning author Emma Donoghue for an intimate talk about writing, inspiration and success.