Emma Donoghue

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Richard Powers: Bewilderment’s dexterous narrative weaves themes of climate and grief

“It changed how I thought about the Earth and our place in it… It changed how I see things and that’s always, for me, a mark of a book worth reading.”(...)

A takedown of the greed and superficiality of the film industry is only one strand of Alexandra Kleeman’s multifaceted book

In an RTÉ documentary earlier this year, Colm Tóibín: On Memory’s Shore, the Wexford author spoke about the successful film adaptation of his Booker-n(...)

Florence Pugh on the set of Netflix film The Wonder in Ireland. Photograph: Netflix.

A seven-week shoot for Netflix’s The Wonder is now under way on location in Wicklow and Dublin amid hopes the post-Famine psychological thriller – an (...)

One parent cited a perceived ‘lack of vigilance regarding the age appropriateness’ of some books on the prescribed reading lists. Photograph: iStock

Some books being studied by Junior Cert and Leaving Cert English students feature “disturbing and sick content” and material that is “clearly unsuitab(...)

Kerrie O’Sullivan as Katie Crilly and Darren McMahon as British soldier Hubie Wilson enact a scene from the novel Fallen by Lia Mills, on the centenary of the 1916 Rising, as part of Dublin’s One City One Book festival.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Creating a list of Irish fiction dealing with the War of Independence, partition and the Anglo-Irish Treaty has two challenges. The first is the tende(...)

Author Alan Hollinghurst is among those featured in Frank Wynne’s new anthology of queer writing. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Two recent anthologies of queer writing, one capacious and spanning a wide historical range, the other small though no less important, testify to the (...)

Kerry’s own Jessie Buckley in I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Photograph: Netflix

Savour canny acquisitions and ambitious original productions. And catch the classics while you can. They may not be there next month. There h(...)

We figure out what paternity means by emulating or reacting against our fathers and their fathers and their fathers’ fathers. Photograph: Getty

Fatherhood is a kind of makey-up thing, it has to be invented every time, but it has come into its own in lockdown During the lockdown, almost e(...)

Betty Ann Norton co-directed her theatre school with her husband. File photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to theatre teacher Betty Ann Norton who died at the weekend. Ms Norton gave her name to one of the Stat(...)

Emma Donoghue on lockdown: ‘Of course there is bad behaviour, but in times of extreme danger people’s natural goodness does show.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

As the author of Room, a story about a mother and child held captive for years in a garden shed, Emma Donoghue mapped the mental toll of extreme confi(...)

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