Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue

 

<p style="\&quot;margin-top:" 0\"="">Born in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish writer who spent eight years in England before moving to Canada. Her fiction includes Slammerkin, Life Mask, Touchy Subjects and the international bestseller Room (shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes).


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Ten words at the heart of Frog Music

Ten words at the heart of Frog Music

1. City. Like the residents of other big and self-satisfied urban settlements such as London, by the 1870s San Franciscans often called their hilly metropolis of some two hundred thousand people, simply, ‘the City’.  Writing Frog Music, I thought a lot about what a specifically urban Californian life would have meant to my main characters...

Emma Donoghue: the reading that helped my writing

Emma Donoghue: the reading that helped my writing

Everyone knows that novelists rely on other people’s books for information, but in fact we draw on the work of others for far more than that: for examples of how to tackle a subject, period or structural challenge; for insight into a certain type of character.