From the Archive: Room with Emma Donoghue and Lenny Abrahamson
In this week’s archive edition we return to the cinema and find ourselves trapped in the claustrophobic Oscar winning drama Room…From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our long-standing producer and presenter, Ben Eshmade. Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcasts.Show your support for the Barbican by making a donation and help inspire more people to discover and love the arts. https://www.barbican.org.uk/donateSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Emma Donoghue in conversation with Anne Flaherty - The ICC Digital Literary Festival Episode #2
The ICC Digital Literary festival features some of the stalwarts of Irish literature alongside recent bestselling authors.Listen to author Emma Donoghue in conversation with Anne Flaherty in this one-hour recorded interview. First published on ICC Digital on 18/11.About Emma Donoghue: Since her first ground-breaking and award-winning novels, Stir-Fry (1994) and Hood (1995) Emma has become a prolific novelist, short story writer, literary historian and playwright. Amongst other works, she has written 13 novels, 5 collections of short stories and 17 radio plays.She is best known for her international bestseller Room which was shortlisted for the Man Booker and won Irish Novel of the Year 2010, New York Times Best Book of 2010 and The Commonwealth Prize for Fiction (2011). The film Room won numerous awards and her adapted screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Bafta award.
Man Booker finalist Emma Donoghue is an undeniable sensation who shot to acclaim for penning both the novel and screenplay for Room. Since then, the author has lived with a foot in both worlds, turning her bestselling books into equally coveted scripts. What do you learn about your work as it transforms into new mediums? Has writing for Hollywood changed her approach to writing novels? In an intimate evening, this hilarious bestselling author shares her new novel, Akin, in which a retired professor takes an unexpected journey to the French Riviera with his great nephew—hoping to uncover family secrets—and reflects on the challenges of adapting her stories for screen and her illustrious career to-date. Presented in partnership with Vancouver Film School.
The Richard and Judy Book Club, exclusive to WHSmith
Richard and Judy are joined in this episode by Emma Donoghue, author of Room, and Delia Owens, who wrote Where The Crawdads Sing, to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the Book Club’s partnership with WHSmith. Room was made into an award-winning film starring Brie Larson in 2015, and Where The Crawdads Sing is currently in production, with actress Daisy Edgar-Jones recently cast as the lead. Both authors discuss their experience of helping turn their words into pictures, as well as comparing notes on tackling the theme of isolation in their novels. To browse the entire anniversary collection, head online to www.whsmith.co.uk , and use the code BOOKCLUB10 for a 10% discount. Trigger warning: this episode contains references to sexual assault.
Emma Donoghue and Michael Crummey (I know you don't want to read this book)
Internationally best selling author Emma Donoghue goes head to head with poet and author Michael Crummey in a war of the words. They talk about their latest novels, living in Canada, how they find inspiration for their stories and what they have enjoyed reading recently. In the Book Off, Hanya Yanagihara's "A Little Life" goes up against Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" - but which will you choose??? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Writer Emma Donoghue tells City of Books how she wrote an Oscar-nominated script working with director Lenny Abrahamson on Room. She also talks about her latest novel The Pull of the Stars set during the 1918 flu pandemic – with parallels that sound a familiar note today. For more on Emma’s book: https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/emma-donoghue/the-pull-of-the-stars/9781529046151 City of Books is hosted by Martina Devlin Music by Daragh Dukes Supported by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and MOLI The Museum of Literature Ireland
Author Emma Donoghue 'spooked' by overlapping narratives between her new novel and COVID-19
White Coat, Black Art on CBC Radio
The Pull of the Stars tells the story of three women — a nurse, a doctor and an activist — in war-ravaged Ireland during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. Emma Donoghue spoke with Dr. Brian Goldman, host of White Coat Black Art, about the inspiration for the novel. The book was written well before the outbreak of the coronavirus, and Donoghue was surprised by the way it mirrors our current situation but relishes the opportunity to talk about the role of health-care workers in challenging times.