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Emma Donoghue 2021

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Haven (2022), about the first settlers on Skellig Michael, is a finalist for the Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable prize for a single work of fiction published in English.

My stage adaptation of The Pull of the Stars had its world premiere at Dublin's Gate Theatre in April-May 2024, directed by Louise Lowe.

My bestselling fifteenth novel Learned by Heart tells the long buried love story of Eliza Raine (an orphan heiress banished from India) and Anne Lister (nowadays nicknamed Gentleman Jack, inspiration for the BBC/HBO series), who met at 14 at boarding school in York. The novel draws on many years of investigation and hundreds of their unpublished letters as well as Lister's five-million-word secret journal.