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Man Booker shortlist: Emma Donoghue


Emma Donoghue

The shocking case of Josef Fritzl, who imprisoned and raped his own daughter in Austria, is the bleak inspiration for Room, one of this years' Man Booker Prize-nominated novels.

In the first of her previews of the six shortlisted authors and their books, arts correspondent Rebecca Jones asks author Emma Donoghue about how the heart-rending tale led her to write the novel.

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