The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and ROOM.
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A Blue Heron Books veteran, EMMA DONOGHUE was born in Dublin in 1969. Emma is an Irish emigrant twice over: she spent eight years in Cambridge, England, before moving to Canada’s London, Ontario. She is best known for her novels, which range from the historical (The Wonder, Slammerkin, Life Mask, The Sealed Letter) to the contemporary (Akin, Stir-Fry, Hood, Landing). Her international bestseller Room was a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and was a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange Prizes; her screen adaptation, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, was nominated for four Academy Awards.

DONOGHUE’s latest novel The Pull of the Stars has been described as very timely (it deals with a pandemic) and enthralling:

“Searing… Donoghue’s evocation of the 1918 flu, and the valor it demands of health-care workers, will stay with readers.” — Publishers Weekly

In The Pull of the Stars, Emma Donoghue once again finds the light in the darkness in this new classic of hope and survival against all odds. Don’t miss your chance to spend the afternoon on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3pm with Emma and Bianca Marais as they talk about the parallels of 1918 and 2020!

 

Your ticket will include a signed copy of The Pull of the Stars.

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