I know Ms. Donoghue lives in Ontario now but I guess I didn't do my research well enough and was quite surprised when she spoke with a beautiful Irish lilt to her speech.
I haven't yet gotten around to her other books, but they are definitely on my TBR list.
I arrived a little early at the event because I decided to bypass going home first after work. The problem with being one of the first people in line is someone from the library snaps your pic and you end up on Twitter. I enjoyed spending the time in line chatting to a nice young man who was doing a report on Ms. Donoghue's The Room for his high school English mid-term.
Readership certainly is diverse.