An Evening with Emma Donoghue
n conversation with Charlene Diehl and signing The Lotterys Plus One (HarperCollins Canada). Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of our collaborative Spring Literary Series.
Internationally bestselling author Emma Donoghue’s first children’s book follows the domestic adventures of a large, rumbustious, multicultural family. The Lotterys, as they call themselves, are headed up by a lesbian couple and a gay couple who joined forces to create a family, won a lottery jackpot and moved into a Victorian Gothic mansion in Toronto, where their enormous brood is home-schooled. It all seems perfectly normal to nine-year-old Sumac until their hitherto obscure grandfather Grumps comes to stay, upending the Lotterys’ already chaotic family life.