Emma Donoghue in conversation with Sinead Gleeson
The festival is delighted to welcome Emma Donoghue for the first time. Her new novel, Learned By Heart is the breath-taking story of two young girls on the margins of life, forging a connection that will last forever. Born in Dublin in 1969, and now living in Canada, Emma Donoghue writes fiction (novels and short stories, contemporary and historical, most recently The Pull of the Stars), as well as drama for screen and stage. Room, was a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange Prizes, selling between two and three million copies in forty languages. Donoghue was nominated for an Academy Award for her 2015 adaptation starring Brie Larson. She co-wrote the screenplay for the film of her 2016 novel The Wonder, starring Florence Pugh.