WBEZ | Emma Donoghue http://www.wbez.org/tags/emma-donoghue Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Emma Donoghue Discusses 'Astray' and 'Room' http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/emma-donoghue-discusses-astray-and-room-106223 <p><p><strong>Emma Donoghue</strong> appeared in conversation with <strong>Garnett Kilberg Cohen</strong>&nbsp;on the morning of March 20th to discuss her noted collection of short stories titled <em>Astray</em>. &nbsp;The characters featured in these stories include a cross-section of society, such as runaways, drifters, gold miners, counterfeiters, attorneys, and slaves from Puritan Massachusetts and revolutionary New Jersey to antebellum Louisiana.</p><p>Garnett Kilbert Cohen is an instructor at Columbia College Chicago and was named a Distinguished Artist there in 2007. &nbsp;She has published two collections of short stories, most recently How We Move the Air, along with numerous other publications.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F84434000" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Later in the day,&nbsp;Emma Donoghue appeared in conversation with <strong>Karen Lee Osborne</strong>&nbsp;to discuss her powerful novel titled <em>Room</em>. &nbsp;Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.</p><p><strong>Karen Lee Osborne</strong> is a writer and has taught at Columbia College Chicago since 1987. &nbsp;Her novels include <em>Carlyle</em> <em>Simpson</em> and <em>Hawkwings</em>.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F86218038" width="100%"></iframe></p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/StoryWeek-webstory_11.jpg" title="" /></div><p>Recorded live Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the Harold Washington Library Center.</p></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:30:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/emma-donoghue-discusses-astray-and-room-106223