Emma Donoghue is a novelist, screenwriter, and playwright. Her best-selling novel Room won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes. Donoghue scripted the film adaptation of Room, which was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture; her script won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and the Independent Spirit Award for First Screenplay. Her last novel for adults, The Wonder, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Donoghue’s books for young readers are The Lotterys Plus One and The Lotterys More Or Less. She donates her royalties from The Lotterys series to Room to Read, a non-profit working in literacy and girls’ education across communities in Asia and Africa. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Donoghue lives in London, Ontario, with her wife and children.