Emma Donoghue

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Anna Frizelle from Sutton and Libby Behan from Sandymount, students of Loreto on the Green in Dublin 2, following the Leaving Cert English Paper 1 exam. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

From a sample size of three, I have decided that the Leaving Cert is by far the most punishing way of getting into university. Our children were mostl(...)

Lenny Abahamson on anti-Semitism: “You are in the box that stuff is pointed at, and your children are too. That’s quite a thing”

Lenny Abrahamson clatters into the conference room of Element Pictures’ canal-side Dublin offices. The window is open on early autumnal sun. He has bi(...)

Odka from Mongolia performing during the Cirque Berserk at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne, The Irish Times

Venues and production companies that had to cancel events because of the red alert weather are now counting the costs of a disastrous few days. One-o(...)

Gabriel Tallent: nuanced exploration of a traumatised female

Turtle Alveston is a remarkable heroine. At just 14, she’s a crack shot with a gun, knows how to survive in the wilderness without food and is able to(...)

Author Emma Donoghue: ‘I don’t resent the fact that ‘Room’ is my biggest hit by far because writers are lucky to get one big hit.’ File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Room came first as horrific non-fiction. The story of the Josef Fritzl case planted the seed in author Emma Donoghue’s mind and inspired her story of (...)

Author Elizabeth Bowen

The Last September, Elizabeth Bowen (1929)  Set against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, Elizabeth Bowen’s novel was publ(...)

Ben Cleary with the Oscar for best live-action short he won  for Stutterer. Photograph: Eric Luke

The last time I met Ben Cleary, he looked as if he’d just stepped off the world’s most frightening rollercoaster. We were in Hollywood, and Cleary was(...)

From a design perspective, a remarkable aspect of the objects depicted is how little they have changed for more than a century. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The new documentary Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village portrays Knock in Co Mayo through a host of characters involved in the life of “Irela(...)

Emma Donoghue: exile and motherhood both help to shape her novel Room. Photograph: Lynn Goldsmith/Rex

In April 2008 Austrian police discovered that Elisabeth Fritzl had been imprisoned in a cellar by her father, along with the children she was forced t(...)

Emma Donoghue (right) was presented with this year’s AWB Vincent Literary Award by Marie Heaney. Photograph:  Aengus McMahon

The novelist Emma Donoghue has received this year’s AWB Vincent Literary Award. She was presented with the award, worth $25,000 (€22,000), by Marie (...)

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