Authors @ NCL: Emma Donoghue presents AKIN

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September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Lamb Room

A retired New York professor’s life is thrown into chaos when he takes a young great-nephew to the French Riviera, in hopes of uncovering his own mother’s wartime secrets in the next masterpiece from New York Times bestselling author Emma Donoghue.

Written with all the tenderness and psychological intensity that made Room an international bestseller, Akin is a funny, heart-wrenching tale of an old man and a boy, born two generations apart, who unpick their painful story and start to write a new one together.

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EMMA DONOGHUE is an Irish-Canadian playwright, literary historian, novelist, and screenwriter. Her 2010 novel Room was a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange Prizes, was a New York Times Best Book of 2010, and an international best-seller. Donoghue’s 1995 novel Hood won the Stonewall Book Award. and Slammerkin won the Ferro-Grumley Award for Lesbian Fiction. 

Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish emigrant twice over: she spent eight years in Cambridge doing a PhD in eighteenth-century literature before moving to London, Ontario, where she lives with her partner and their two children.

In partnership with Elm Street Books.

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Date:
September 18
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Adult Programs
Phone:
203-594-5003
Email:
newsletter@newcanaanlibrary.org

Venue

Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003

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