Emma Donoghue is an Irish emigrant twice over: she spent eight years in Cambridge doing a PhD in eighteenth-century literature before moving to London, Ontario, where she lives with her partner and their two children. She also migrates between genres, writing literary history, biography and stage and radio plays, as well as fairy tales and short stories. She is best known for her novels, which range from the historical to the contemporary. Her international bestseller Room was adaptable into a feature film directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Brie Larson. Room was also a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth and Orange prizes. The Lotterys Plus One is Donoghue’s first novel for young readers.