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Emma Donoghue

Autor(a) de Quarto

39+ Works 30,101 Membros 1,753 Reviews 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 de Emma Donoghue

Quarto (2010) 14,287 cópias
Slammerkin (2000) 2,486 cópias
The Wonder (2016) 2,303 cópias
The Pull of the Stars (2020) 1,550 cópias
Frog Music (2014) 1,464 cópias
The Sealed Letter (2008) 897 cópias
Life Mask (2004) 809 cópias
Astray (2012) 735 cópias
Akin (2019) 593 cópias
Hood (1995) 481 cópias
Stir-Fry (1994) 446 cópias
Haven (2022) 430 cópias
Landing (2007) 377 cópias
The Lotterys Plus One (2017) 279 cópias
Learned by Heart (2023) 235 cópias
Touchy Subjects (2006) 221 cópias
Room [2015 film] (2016) — Screenwriter/Original book — 111 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Short Stories (1999) — Editor — 95 cópias
Poems Between Women (1997) — Editor — 92 cópias
The Lotterys More or Less (2018) 59 cópias
We Are Michael Field (1998) 54 cópias
Halfway to Free (2020) 39 cópias
Three and a Half Deaths (2011) 11 cópias
Signatories (2016) 5 cópias
Ihme (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Prevtelenie 1 exemplar(es)
Vanitas 1 exemplar(es)
The Hunt {short fiction} (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
The Tale of the Skin 1 exemplar(es)
Donoghue, Emma Archive 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Patience and Sarah (1969) — Introdução, algumas edições775 cópias
Like a Charm: A Novel in Voices (2004) — Contribuinte — 317 cópias
Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre (2016) — Contribuinte — 298 cópias
The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories (1993) — Contribuinte — 296 cópias
Time After Time (1983) — Introdução, algumas edições272 cópias
Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel (1999) — Contribuinte — 217 cópias
How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity (2009) — Contribuinte — 217 cópias
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contribuinte — 160 cópias
Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (2022) — Contribuinte — 152 cópias
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (1999) — Contribuinte — 151 cópias
The Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction (1999) — Contribuinte — 77 cópias
Granta 135: New Irish Writing (2014) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Hers³: Brilliant New Fiction by Lesbian Writers (1999) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Love & Sex (2001) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
Best Lesbian Erotica 2007 (2006) — Introdução — 67 cópias
Furies: Stories of the wicked, wild and untamed (2023) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
The Oxford Book of Historical Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
The Anchor Book of New Irish Writing (2000) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
Diva Book of Short Stories (2000) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
No Margins: Canadian Fiction in Lesbian (2006) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Circa 2000: Lesbian Fiction at the Millennium (2000) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
New Irish Short Stories (2011) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
The Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories (2020) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Groundswell: The Second Diva Book of Short Stories (2002) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Red: The Waterstones Anthology (2012) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Out of Line: Women on the Verge of a Breakthrough — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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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)
Pequena biografia
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 story was fine, but it felt clunky to read. There was a lack of punctuation, giving it the feel of a run on sentence at times.
sawcat | outras 92 resenhas | Apr 8, 2024 |
I loved being immersed in the setting of an all-girls' boarding school in York in the early 1800's. As a graduate of an all-women's college, I find that, in many ways, some things have not changed--from deep friendships to classroom banter.

This is the story of Eliza Raine and Anne Lister. Best friends and then lovers, this unlikely pair are the readers' guide through their world of girls' education, marital and societal expectations, and family dynamics. Eliza is Indian, the daughter of an Englishmen who passed away when she was a child. Her dark skin made her stand out among her pale classmates. Always self-conscious of her ethnicity and illegitimate parentage, Eliza was an "exotic" match to Anne's boyish enthusiasm and mischief.

While a love story at its core, LEARNED BY HEART is also a story of sadness and broken hearts. Eliza is a character that won't soon leave my heart. I hope someone picks this story up and makes a movie out of it!
… (mais)
mrstreme | outras 10 resenhas | Apr 5, 2024 |
3.5 stars. Good exploration of ideas on what it means to find and live your spiritual truth: what is important, what can be done without, and how to be merciful to others and yourself.

I liked this slow cooker, exploring ideas of philosophy and theology- until 14 pages to the end. The author threw away much of what had been built up and seemed to just take a flashy off ramp. Instead of having the monks go through with thoughts and emotions, the author decides that an unnecessary twist and more unnecessary talk needs to lead to the end... disappointing. But glad of the end.… (mais)
kparr | outras 32 resenhas | Apr 1, 2024 |
I loved the concept of this book much more than the execution. Old fairy tales are weaved one into another, each one with a significant modern twist. However, the novelty got old really quickly and I felt cheated.
It was almost as Donoghue tried too hard to make these stories work. No, just because you make a character lesbian doesn't give a story any value. The writing is often too simplistic and the power of the original fairy tales is lost.
ZeljanaMaricFerli | outras 40 resenhas | Mar 4, 2024 |



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