Emma Donoghue discusses her extraordinary new novel with author Michael Cunningham (The Hours and By Nightfall). This wondrous book is told from the point of view of a five-year-old boy who lives with his mother in an 11-by-11 foot room. Performance playlist: Reading by Michal Friedman, a conversation between Emma Donoghue and Michael Cunningham, and a discussion with the audience.
In this episode of Symphony Space’s Thalia Book Club, best-selling author Michael Cunningham hosts an insightful and thought-provoking conversation with Emma Donoghue, author of the award-winning and much-acclaimed 2010 novel Room, which tells the story of a young boy and his mother being held together in captivity.
Cunningham is a sharp and funny interviewer, and his conversation with Donoghue is both illuminating and entertaining. Donoghue is open and extremely forthcoming, sharing insights into the process of her novel’s construction, and engaging in a lively dialogue with Cunningham about her authorial intentions. A must-listen for fans of Donoghue’s spellbinding book!
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