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Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue 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 (Frog Music, Slammerkin, Life Mask, Landing, The Sealed Letter and The Wonder) 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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Highly emotional but never sentimental. * Vogue *
Akin offers a subtle, entertaining portrait of the relationship-and friction-between age and youth. * The Economist *
An important, touching novel that stays with you long after you're done reading it. * Independent *
Poignant and hopeful, the bestselling novelist of Room has delivered another exquisite portrayal of an adult and child making their way in the world. * Woman & Home *
A highly enjoyable novel' * Daily Mail *
Absorbing. I loved the growing relationship between the two. -- Nina Pottell * Prima *
Sweet, tender and defiantly unsentimental, this is a sad, funny look at how flawed, fragile people develop a sense of belonging. * Psychologies *
A delicate and moving reminder of the way in which our human stories are made from practical choices - often in life as well as in literature. * Harper's Bazaar *
Heartwarming and humourous. * Radio Times *
A poignant and hopeful tale * Woman Magazine *

Praise for Room:
Emma Donoghue's writing is superb alchemy, changing innocence into horror and horror into tenderness

-- Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife
One of the most profoundly affecting books I've read in a long time -- John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Sophisticated in outlook and execution . . . Utterly plausible, vividly described * New York Times *
Absorbing, truthful and beautiful . . . it is a kind of sustained poem in praise of motherhood and parental love * Observer *
Donoghue mines material that on the face of it appears intractably bleak and surfaces with a powerful, compulsively readable work of fiction * Irish Times *

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