The story of a mother, her son, a locked room and the outside world. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Filmed as a major motion picture, directed by Lenny Abrahamson.
'Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don't have the key. Jack and Ma are prisoners. '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) 'One of the most profoundly affecting books I've read in a long time' John Boyne 'Such incredible imagination, and dazzling use of language ... 'Room' is unlike anything I've ever read before' (Anita Shreve) 'Room is that rarest of entities, an entirely original work of art. I mean it as the highest possible praise when I tell you that I can't compare it to any other book. Suffice to say that it's potent, darkly beautiful, and revelatory.' (Michael Cunningham)
Emma Donoghue wurde 1969 als jüngstes von acht Kindern in Dublin geboren. Sie studierte in Dublin und Cambridge. Nach einem Aufenthalt in London zog sie 1998 nach Ontario in Kanada, wo sie mit ihrer Lebensgefährtin und ihren beiden Kindern lebt. Emma Donoghue ist Autorin zahlreicher Romane und Erzählungen.