Donoghue, Emma

Introductory Notes


Emma Donoghue was born in Dublin, Ireland, on October 24, 1969. She holds a B. A. in English and French from University College Dublin and a Ph. D. from Cambridge University. During her life she has traveled much between England, Ireland, and Canada; in 1998 she became a permanent resident of Canada but considers herself an Irish writer.

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Selected Works by Emma Donoghue

(American publication dates given)



·   Stir-fry, 1994

·   Hood, 1996

·   (With others) Ladies Night at Finbar's Hotel, 1999

·   Slammerkin, 2001

·   Life Mask, 2004

·   Landing, 2007

·   The Sealed Letter, 2008

·   Room, 2010



·   Passions between Women: British Lesbian Culture, 1668-1801 (nonfiction), 1995

·   Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins (stories), 1997

·   (Editor) Poems between Women: Four Centuries of Love, Romantic Friendship, and Desire, 1997

·   (Editor) The Mammoth Book of Modern Lesbian Short Stories, 1999

·   We Are Michael Field (biography), 1999

·   The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits: Stories, 2002

·   Touchy Subjects: Stories, 2006

·   Inseparable: Desire between Women in Literature, 2010


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