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Emma Donoghue

Autor(a) de O Quarto de Jack

39+ Works 29,795 Membros 1,745 Críticas 42 Favorited

About the Author

Emma Donoghue was born on October 24, 1969 in Dublin, Ireland. She received her BA degree from the University College Dublin and PhD in English from University of Cambridge. Her first novel was Stir. Her next novel was Hood which won the 1997 American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual mostrar mais Book Award for Literature. Her novel Slammerkin was a finalist in the 2001 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction. The Sealed Letter, published in 2008, is a work of historical fiction. This work was the joint winner of the 2009 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction. She continued writing several award winning novels including Room which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in September 2010. Some of her other works include Astray, Three and a Half Deaths, and Frog Music. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Emma Donoghue © Mark Raynes Roberts, 2015.


Obras por Emma Donoghue

O Quarto de Jack (2010) 14,166 exemplares
Slammerkin (2000) 2,477 exemplares
The Wonder (2016) 2,273 exemplares
The Pull of the Stars (2020) 1,508 exemplares
Frog Music (2014) 1,451 exemplares
The Sealed Letter (2008) 895 exemplares
Life Mask (2004) 806 exemplares
Astray (2012) 730 exemplares
Akin (2019) 587 exemplares
Hood (1995) 477 exemplares
Stir-Fry (1994) 447 exemplares
Haven (2022) 412 exemplares
Landing (2007) 374 exemplares
The Lotterys Plus One (2017) 274 exemplares
Touchy Subjects (2006) 220 exemplares
Learned by Heart (2023) 215 exemplares
Room [2015 film] (2016) — Screenwriter/Original book — 110 exemplares
Poems Between Women (1997) — Editor — 91 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Short Stories (1999) — Editor — 91 exemplares
The Lotterys More or Less (2018) 57 exemplares
We Are Michael Field (1998) 54 exemplares
Halfway to Free (2020) 38 exemplares
Emma Donoghue: Selected Plays (2015) 12 exemplares
Three and a Half Deaths (2011) 11 exemplares
Signatories (2016) 5 exemplares
Ladies and Gentlemen: A Play (1998) 2 exemplares
The Widow's Curse 2 exemplares
Ihme 1 exemplar
Prevtelenie 1 exemplar
Vanitas 1 exemplar
The Hunt {short fiction} (2011) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Patience and Sarah (1969) — Introdução, algumas edições767 exemplares
Like a Charm: A Novel in Voices (2004) — Contribuidor — 316 exemplares
Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre (2016) — Contribuidor — 297 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 295 exemplares
Time After Time (1983) — Introdução, algumas edições272 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection (1998) — Contribuidor — 241 exemplares
Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel (1999) — Contribuidor — 217 exemplares
How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity (2009) — Contribuidor — 215 exemplares
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (1999) — Contribuidor — 149 exemplares
Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (2022) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Necessary Noise: Stories About Our Families as They Really Are (2003) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
The Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction (1999) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
Granta 135: New Irish Writing (2014) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 2007 (2006) — Introdução — 69 exemplares
Love & Sex (2001) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Hers³: Brilliant New Fiction by Lesbian Writers (1999) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Furies: Stories of the wicked, wild and untamed (2023) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Historical Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
The Anchor Book of New Irish Writing (2000) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Diva Book of Short Stories (2000) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
No Margins: Canadian Fiction in Lesbian (2006) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Circa 2000: Lesbian Fiction at the Millennium (2000) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
New Irish Short Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories (2020) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Groundswell: The Second Diva Book of Short Stories (2002) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Red: The Waterstones Anthology (2012) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Out of Line: Women on the Verge of a Breakthrough — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Ireland (Birth)
Local de nascimento
Dublin, Ireland
Locais de residência
Dublin, Ireland
London, Ontario, Canada
England, UK
New York, New York, USA
University College Dublin (BA)
University of Cambridge (PhD)
literary historian
Donoghue, Denis (father)
Roulston, Christine (life partner)

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Born in Dublin, Ireland, in October 1969, I am the youngest of eight children of Frances and Denis Donoghue (the literary critic). I attended Catholic convent schools in Dublin, apart from one eye-opening year in New York at the age of ten. In 1990 I earned a first-class honours BA in English and French from University College Dublin (unfortunately, without learning to actually speak French). I moved to England, and in 1997 received my PhD (on the concept of friendship between men and women in eighteenth-century English fiction) from the University of Cambridge. From the age of 23, I have earned my living as a writer, and have been lucky enough to never have an ‘honest job’ since I was sacked after a single summer month as a chambermaid. After years of commuting between England, Ireland, and Canada, in 1998 I settled in London, Ontario, where I live with Christine Roulston and our son Finn (12) and daughter Una (9).



May 2019: Emma Donoghue em Monthly Author Reads (Junho 2019)
Room by Emma Henderson em Orange January/July (Junho 2012)


The majority of the action in The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue takes place in a maternity care room over a few days at an Irish hospital in 1918 as influenza rages. The heroine is Nurse Julia Power, who must balance the care and the lives of her patients as they fight for themselves and the lives of their babies. The book is heartbreaking, and I'm glad I'm reading it now in 2024 because I don't think I could have when it came out in 2020.

This is good historical fiction. Donoghue did her research. You are taken step by step through Nurse Power's thoughts and actions as she bravely carries on. Through the story, Donoghue explores the ramifications of poverty, disease, war, and institutions in the lives of the patients.

There is even a love story.
… (mais)
auldhouse | 91 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
I'm giving this a three because I read it in about one day. I couldn't put it down and yet at the same time I hated it. It's creepy, and sad but not completely sad.

Glad I didn't buy it. With a library check-out though.
hmonkeyreads | 974 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
I guess there's nothing wrong with the writing here but oh boy what a gloomy, awful book. I read Room and really liked it despite the subject matter so I gave this a try and really shouldn't have.

I'm not a practicing Catholic anymore but I didn't like the way the religion was portrayed here and I found the behavior of most Catholics in the book absolutely absurd. I can't believe anybody would act they way they did in this situation.

And then the twist about why Anna was doing what she did. OMG. Awful. And the reaction of the adults in her life to the news disgusting and depressing. Realistic at that time? Maybe? But still awful.

I am sad that I wasted hours of my life on such an awful and depressing story.
… (mais)
hmonkeyreads | 159 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |



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