Maybe, you've just known about them through a new book, or may have been a long time dedicated fan. It is only natural that we be interested in them since their way with words leave us spellbound and wanting for more. One of them is Emma Donoghue, a writer, playwright, and literary historian of 46 years of age, whose first novel to be published was Stir Fry, in 1994. Donoghue is Irish-Canadian by nationality. Let's find out more about this writer through the short bio compiled from various sources below.
She has written countless books and novels, and her tireless efforts have often won her critical acclaims for her writing and expressive skills. She has written 8 novels from the latest to the oldest ones: Frog Music (2014), Room (2010), The Sealed Letter (2008), Landing (2007), Life Mask (2004), Slammerkin (2000), Hood (1995), and Stir Fry (1994).
She also has to her credit a short story titled Dear Lang that was published in the How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity, published in 2009. She has written 5 short story collections: Kissing the Witch (1997), The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits (2002), Touchy Subjects (2006), Three and a Half Deaths (2011), and Astray (2012).
Her output as a playwright have resulted in 6 dramas for stage: I Know My Own Heart (1993), Ladies and Gentlemen (1996), Don't Die Wondering (2005), Kissing the Witch (2000), The Talk of the Town (2012), and Emma Donoghue: Selected Plays (2015).
She has written 5 dramas for radio as well: Trespasses (1996), Don't Die Wondering (2000), Exes (2001), Humans and Other Animals (2003), Mix (2003). Pluck (2001) and Room (2015) are 2 screenplays the she has written.
She also is a literary historian, so 3 books, namely Passion Between Women: British Lesbian Culture 1668-1801 (1993), We are Michael Field (1998), and Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature (2010). She has also been the editor of 2 literary works: What Sappho Would Have Said (1997), and The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Short Stories.
Her works have received many positive reviews from fans and critics alike, and it is sure that she must have won many fans and followers in this long career. She started writing since she was 23 years of age, and that means she has over 2 decades of experience.
Her fiction books have been already translated into over 40 languages, which spell out how popular she has become as a writer. She has over 9000 followers on Twitter, and over 4000 likes on her Facebook page. Her Instagram page seems nonexistent at this moment. You could actually follow her on all of these websites to stay updated on what's happening in her personal as well as professional life.
A celebrity's success is to be measured by the lives they have touched and impacted on, still it is necessary to know how successful they have been, financially. But then, her net worth isn't available on the internet. Also, there is mention of her partner Chris Roulston (maybe her husband too, who knows?) with whom she now lives in Canada since 1998 along with her son Finn and daughter Una, who are 11 and 8 years of age respectively.
We're not sure when did Donoghue get married, but she seems to be leading a very happy life with her family. Her versatility as an author rightly deserves all the recognition and fame that she has acquired so far.