Each week Reaction Weekend brings you Favourite Things – interviews with interesting people about the skills, hobbies, pleasures and pastimes that make them who they are.

Emma Donoghue award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and playwright. Her novel Room was shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes and has sold over two million copies. Donoghue adapted the novel into her first feature film (by the same name), which was nominated for four Academy Awards. Donoghue has recently adapted her 2016 novel, The Wonder, into a feature film that is currently filming in Ireland and stars Florence Pugh. Her latest novel, The Pull of the Stars, is out in paperback now.