Arts Interview: Room to roam

The success of Room changed Emma Donoghue's life, but it also gave her greater creative freedom, as her new short story collection demonstrates, writes Nadine O'Regan.

29th September, 2012
Emma Donoghue: her generation of Irish writers moves comfortably between the past and the present. Photo: Tony O'Shea

After the publication of her novel Room in 2010, everything changed for Emma Donoghue. Readers had enjoyed her fiction before, of course. She already had the bestseller Slammerkin to her name, alongside several other well-received works. But Room - the Elizabeth Fritzl-inspired story of a mother and boy locked in a 12ft by 12ft reinforced garden shed by their evil captor - caught fire with the imaginations of readers all over the world.

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