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Emma Donoghue publishing new historical fiction novel in August 2022

Haven is set in Ireland around the year 600, in a time of plague and terror, when three men vow to leave the world behind them.

Haven is set in Ireland around the year 600, when three men vow to leave the world behind them

Emma Donoghue is an Irish Canadian playwright, literary historian, novelist and screenwriter. (David Chidley/The Canadian Press)

Award-winning author Emma Donoghue has a new novel coming out in August 2022. 

Haven is set in Donoghue's native Ireland around the year 600 in a time of plague and terror, when three men vow to leave the world behind them and, sailing in a small boat, find the extraordinary island now known as Skellig Michael.

Haven will be published by HarperCollins Canada.

Donoghue is an Irish Canadian writer. Born in Dublin in 1969, she now lives in Canada with her family. Her books include the novels Landing, Room, Frog Music, The Wonder and the children's book The Lotterys Plus One.

Donoghue's most recent novel, The Pull of the Stars, was released in July 2020. The bestselling book was longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize and shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award. 

The Pull of the Stars explored the impact of the Spanish flu pandemic on marginalized people and was eerily prescient during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Room was adapted into a major movie, starring Brie Larson. Larson won the Academy Award for best actress for the role. You can watch Room on CBC Gem.

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