Category Archives: Emma Donoghue

#crazyforcanlit: This Year’s Queer Offerings from the Canadian Publishing Season

So there’s kind of a fun thing happening over at the Giller Prize website. They’ve got a big, pretty picture list of all the Canadian fiction published (and yet-to-be-published) this year and are inviting people to make creative lists with … Continue reading

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2014 Queer Canadian Books to Be Excited About

I really love to read (uh, duh).  But I think I actually get more excited talking about books than I do actually reading them.  Is that weird?  Anyway, there are some books coming out this year that I am pretty … Continue reading

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“I was more alive than I could bear”: A Review of Hood by Emma Donoghue

Although Emma Donoghue admits that her novel Hood didn’t sell well on first publication, possibly because it’s “about lesbians and death, two turn-offs for the average reader,” I couldn’t help but love this book (although I suppose I am far … Continue reading

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The Effortlessly Gorgeous and Revolutionary: A Review of Emma Donoghue’s Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

Emma Donoghue has managed to completely overwhelm me with her book of fairy tales, Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins.  Her writing in this stunning collection somehow channels the smooth and effortless voice of old, old tales passed … Continue reading

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The (Sometimes Queer) Extradordinary and Other: A Review of Emma Donoghue’s Astray

London, ON-based Irish writer Emma Donoghue’s Astray is nothing if not a diverse collection of short stories.  Although each story is historical and has some kind of fact such as letters or newspaper articles that serve as a catalyst for … Continue reading

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Best Lesbian Books of 2012

It’s quite late in the new year to be writing a favourites of 2012 list, but here it is. I’d been waiting to publish this post until I could get my hands on a copy of Emma Donoghue’s short story collection … Continue reading

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“Landing, landing: an ecstatic quiver at touchdown”: A Review of Emma Donoghue’s Novel Landing

I started reading London, ON-based Irish author Emma Donoghue’s 2007 novel Landing at about eleven o’clock at night thinking I would read a chapter or two and then drop off to sleep.  At two o’clock in the morning, eyes barely … Continue reading

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