APPR Author presentation - Emma Donoghue

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Please join us for a virtual presentation and Q&A with Emma Donoghue, APPR author of The Pull of the Stars.

Emma Donoghue was born in Dublin in 1969 and studied English and French at University College, Dublin. She moved to England in 1990 and went on to gain a PhD from Cambridge University. She became a writer at the age of 23, and now lives in Canada. Her novels include the award-winning Hood (1995); Slammerkin (2000), and Life Mask (2004). Her highly praised novel Room (2010) was shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction and winner of the 2010 Hughes and Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Award and the 2011 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Canada and Caribbean Region, Best Book). Frog Music (2014), her eighth novel and twelfth book of fiction, was an instant bestseller in Canada, Ireland, and a New York Times Bestseller.

The Pull of the Stars
Set in Dublin 1918, a country ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at a hospital where
expectant mothers who have come down with an unfamiliar flu are quarantined together. Julia is soon
joined by 2 strangers and in the darkness and intensity of this tiny ward, these women change each
other’s lives in unexpected ways.

 

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https://zoom.us/j/97927866413?pwd=MDdQWGpxczBiY0ZMNE1kQUp4REFRdz09