Tag Archives: Emma Donoghue

Scotiabank Giller Prize Wrap Up

Congratulations to Madeleine Thien who has won the Scotiabank Giller Prize.  This premier award for Canadian literature was initiated in 1994 by Jack Rabinovitch to honour his late wife, Doris Giller.  In 2005 the award became the  Scotiabank  Giller Prize, the richest Canadian literary … Continue reading

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Emma Donoghue – B/W the Pages (Giller Prize) Event

Yesterday i had the privilege of hearing Emma Donoghue for the second time.  I had my copy of The Wonder along with my collection of her books (including Room and Slammerkin) signed at the Grimsby Author Series event in September. … Continue reading

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94. The Wonder (Emma Donoghue)

The Wonder has been short-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize this year and I have been looking forward to reading it since meeting Emma Donoghue at the Grimsby Author series in September.  I found the topic of fasting girls was unique and … Continue reading

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Emma Donoghue – Grimsby Author Series

Although this was my first time meeting Emma Donoghue, this is her 3rd time presenting at the Grimsby Author Series.  She is an accomplished author, best know for her novel and subsequent screenwriting for the movie Room which was nominated … Continue reading

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39. Room (Emma Donoghue)

Room is a is a unique, creative and one-of-a-kind novel narrated by a 5 year old boy named Jack who has been kept in captivity with his Ma.  I have to admit that I avoid stories including abuse and mistreatment … Continue reading

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