Emma Donoghue’s Room Wins the University of Canberra Book of the Year Award

Popularity soars for Donoghue whose recent winning of the UC Book of the Year Award means her book will be read by 5000 staff and students of the Australian university. Upon winning the prize, Donoghue said “I’m immensely excited about Room being chosen as the University of Canberra Book of the Year, not only because it’s such a compliment to the novel, but because students – bringing all their enthusiasm to responding to a book, as well as their critical thinking – are perhaps my favourite audience to engage with.” Come engage with Ms. Donoghue on Oct. 10, 2013 at Concordia University (Hall Building 767, 7PM).

For more photos and information, see the following articleEmma Donoghue, shortlisted author for the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction, poses with her novel Room at the Royal Festival Hall in London

Emma Donoghue & the Silver Screen

Word just out that Emma Donoghue’s best-selling novel Room is fated for the big screen and, lucky for us, Donoghue herself will be writing the script. Despite the fact that there is no trailer for the movie yet, take a look at this (cute) book trailer, courtesy of Indigo:

For more information on the movie, check out this article from The Slanted.