Bestselling author Emma Donoghue will talk about her writing with Burns Visiting Scholar of Irish Studies Ciaran O’Neill on Dec. 1. The event, which will be held in Devlin Hall, room 101, from 4:45 to 6 p.m. is supported by the Thomas J. Flatley fund. Donoghue is the writer of the novel Room and the Oscar-nominated screenplay for the motion picture of the same name. Room was an international bestseller and a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange prizes. Her most recent work, The Wonder, is a historical novel inspired by the stories of Victorian era “fasting girls.” She is adapting The Wonder into a feature film.