Donoghue, Emma

Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma is an award-winning writer, living in Canada with her family. Her first full-length feature film, Room (which she adapted from her international bestselling novel Room,  shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes), starring Brie Larson and directed by Lenny Abrahamson, has won her Best Scriptwriting nominiations for the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, the Critics Choice Awards, the Baftas. More to come. The film won the Grolsch People's Choice Award at Toronto International Film Festival. She is now adapting her most recent novel Frog Music into a feature film for Monumental Pictures Limited.
Her latest novel is Frog Music, a multifaceted murder mystery set in San Francisco, 1876. Other books are the historical novels  The Sealed Letter, Life Mask, Slammerkin, and contemporary ones Landing, Hood and Stir-fry; short-story collections Astray, Three and a Half Deaths (UK ebook), Touchy Subjects, The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, and Kissing the Witch; and literary history including Inseparable, We Are Michael Field, and Passions Between Women, as well as two anthologies that span the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries.
Emma is also an accomplished playwright with her plays being performed both sides of the Atlantic. Plays include I Know My Own Heart, Trespasses, Don’t Die Wondering. She is currently adapting ROOM for stage as well as being under commission by University College Dublin to contribute a monologue to SIGNATORIES, a play commemorating the Irish Rising against British Rule in 1916..