'Room' novelist Emma Donoghue writing young adult book

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — "Room" novelist Emma Donoghue is the latest popular author to join the thriving young adult genre.

Donoghue's first book for middle graders, "The Lotterys Plus One," will be published in 2017, Scholastic announced Tuesday. The novel will center on a large, unconventional family, the Lotterys, and the Victorian house they call Camelottery.

Donoghue's "Room" was a best-seller published in 2010 and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

This fall, Scholastic will publish "Untwine," a young adult novel by National Book Award finalist Edwidge Danticat.