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Thursday, November 12th — An Evening with Emma Donoghue 7pm
Multi-award-winning author Emma Donoghue will join the HRG for an exploration of her craft followed by an audience Q&A
Dr. Emma Donoghue is an Irish emigrant twice over: she spent eight years in Cambridge, England—where, at the University of Cambridge she received her PhD on the concept of friendship between men and women I eighteenth-century English fiction, then settled in Canada’s London, Ontario. Dr. Donoghue has written literary history and for stage, screen and radio, but is best known for her novels, which range from the historical (The Wonder, Slammerkin, Life Mask, The Sealed Letter) to the contemporary (Akin, Stir-Fry, Hood, Landing). Her newest novel The Pull of the Stars (2020) was inspired by the centenary of the Great Flu of 1918 and is set in a Dublin hospital where a nurse midwife, a doctor and a volunteer helper fight to save patients in a tiny maternity ward. International bestseller Room was a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and was a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange Prizes; her screen adaptation, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, was nominated for four Academy Awards.