A major film starring Brie Larson, winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Best Actress BAFTAShortlisted for the Man Booker PrizeShortlisted for the Orange PrizeJack is five. He lives in a single, locked room with his Ma.Room by Emma Donoghue is an extraordinarily powerful story of a mother and child kept in isolation, and the desire for, and price of, freedom. 'Room is a book to read in one sitting. When it's over you look up: the world looks the same but you are somehow different and that feeling lingers for days' Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife
Born in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish writer who spent eight years in England before moving to Canada. Her fiction includes Slammerkin, Life Mask, Touchy Subjects and the international bestseller Room (shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes). In addition to being a bestselling novelist, Emma is also an award-winning screenwriter, winning the award for Best Screenplay at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards for her adaptation of her novel Room.