Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue was born in Dublin, but has lived in London, Ontario since 1998. With a PhD from the University of Cambridge on eighteenth-century English fiction, Emma has been writing for a living since her early twenties. With success in many genres, including plays, short stories, novels and screenplay, Emma was “lucky enough to never have an ‘honest job’ since [she] was sacked after a single summer month as a chambermaid.” Her short stories have been published in Granta, the New Statesman, One Story, the Sunday Express, The Lady, and The Globe and Mail, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4 and the CBC.  Her novel and film Room (2010) was nominated for four Academy Awards, was an international bestseller, and was nominated for the Man Booker and Orange Prize. Her 2016 novel, The Wonder, was a 2016 finalist for the Giller Prize, as well as Ireland’s Kerry Group Novel of the Year. The Lotterys Plus One (2017), her first book for middle-grade readers aged 8 to 12, is illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksono and is the first in a series about a huge, multi-cultural, homeschooling Toronto family.

The Lotterys Plus One

HarperCollins – The Lotterys Plus One follows the domestic adventures of a large, rumbustious, multicultural family. The Lotterys, as they call themselves, are headed up by a lesbian couple and a gay couple who joined forces to create a family, won a lottery jackpot and moved into a Victorian Gothic mansion in Toronto, where their enormous brood is home-schooled.