Born in Dublin, Emma Donoghue is a novelist, screenwriter and playwright who lives in Canada. Her novel Room won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada/Caribbean) and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes, selling more than two million copies. Donoghue’s screenplay of Room earned the film four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. Her fiction ranges from the contemporary (Stir-fry, Hood, Landing, Touchy Subjects) to the historical (Slammerkin, The Sealed Letter, Astray, Frog Music) and includes books for young readers. Her novel The Wonder was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Events Emma Donoghue was involved in

  • Reading & Conversation: Michael Christie, Emma Donoghue and Ian Williams

    Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 8:00 PM

    Authors Michael Christie, Emma Donoghue and Ian Williams will discuss their latest books with moderator and Toronto Star Books Editor, Deborah Dundas.


  • 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