Emma Donoghue: Going Astray

” I like the oddness of historical events; they’re messier and therefore more startling than whatever I would invent.”

Celebrated author Emma Donoghue spoke with the Lambda Literary Review about her new collection, Astray, her personal writing process, and how her own travel experiences have affected her most recent work…. read more

‘Astray’ by Emma Donoghue

A young woman in Victorian London, forced into prostitution to support her family, grasps at a new life. A childlike German mercenary, fighting for the British during the American Revolution, is pressured into using rape as a weapon. Two prospectors in the Yukon Gold Rush bed down together to survive a bitter winter. These are just some of the wanderers who populate Emma Donoghue’s fascinating new collection of stories…. read more