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DonoghueCanisius presents award-winning Irish writer Emma Donoghue who will read from her works tonight, Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center for the college’s 14th annual Hassett Reading. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a book signing, question-and-answer period, and reception.

Part of the Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series, the Hassett Family Readings are supported by the distinguished Buffalo family that includes attorneys Joseph M. Hassett, ’64 PhD and Paul M. Hassett Jr. ’62.

Emma Donoghue was born in Dublin. She earned an undergraduate degree from the University College Dublin and a PhD in 18th-century literature from Cambridge. Donoghue has written for the screen stage, and radio. She also has written historical and contemporary novels and short stories. Her novel, Room, was an international bestseller, published in 39 countries, a New York Times Best Book of 2010, and a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth and Orange Prizes. Donoghue’s film adaptation of Room won Best First Screenplay at the Independent Spirit Awards and an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Her most recent book, The Wonder, will be published later this month by Little Brown.

The Buffalo News recently interviewed Donoghue, in advance of her Canisius appearance.  Click here to read the story.

For more information, contact Mick Cochrane, PhD, professor of English, at (716) 888-2662.

Submitted by: College Communications