Emma Donoghue on "faction"
Emma Donoghue rose to the top of international best-selling lists with the release of Room, in 2010. It tells the story of a 5-year-old boy, Jack, who lives imprisoned in a single-room shed with his Ma. It was partially inspired by the horrific real case in Austria (2008) where a man had locked his daughter in a basement for 24 years. Room has been translated into 35 languages and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Breakaway's Rachelle Solomon spoke to her from her home in London, Ontario about working in a genre that she calls, "faction" - a blend of fact and fiction.
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