Emma Donoghue

2010 Short-listed

Man Booker Prize

2011 Short-listed

Orange Prize for Fiction

2011 Winner

National Book Awards Paperback of the Year

2011 Winner

Commonwealth Foundation Writer's Prize for Best Book

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A major film starring Brie Larson
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Shortlisted for the Orange Prize

Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don't have the key.

Jack and Ma are prisoners.

Room by Emma Donoghue is an extraordinarily powerful story of a mother and child kept in isolation, and the desire for, and price of, freedom.

In the media
Room is a book to read in one sitting. When it's over you look up: the world looks the same but you are somehow different and that feeling lingers for days.

Audrey Niffenegger

One of the most profoundly affecting books I've read in a long time.

John Boyne

Such incredible imagination, and dazzling use of language . . . Room is unlike anything I've ever read before.

Anita Shreve

Room is that rarest of entities, an entirely original work of art. I mean it as the highest possible praise when I tell you that I can't compare it to any other book. Suffice to say that it's potent, darkly beautiful, and revelatory.

Michael Cunningham