The Hollywood Reporter’s “Power Authors” issue features a list of five writers to watch, including Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue.
An adaptation of Donoghue’s best-selling 2010 novel Room is currently in production, starring William H. Macy, Joan Allen, and Brie Larson. The film will partially be shot on location in Toronto.
In 2013, Donoghue told Irish journalist Miriam O’Callaghan that she wrote the screenplay for Room before the novel was even completed. “I wasn’t writing the book in order to make a film, but I do think it would work equally well in both forms,” she said. “There’s a very clear narrative drive which I think helps with the film. I knew it would become a film, but I was determined not to let it become sleazy or sappy. I think this could really work as beautiful film.”
Other authors on The Hollywood Reporter’s list include Kevin Kwan (Crazy Rich Asians) and Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park).