Sally Rooney is an Irish author best known for her debut novel, Conversations with Friends. The book led her to winning the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award as well as being nominated for numerous awards.

In addition to her writing, she also works as the editor of the Irish literary journal The Stinging Fly. Rooney was born and grew up in Castlebar. She would stay there until attending Trinity College Dublin where she studied English and completed her degree in American Literature. She actually finished her finish novel while still studying for that degree.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Conversations with Friends (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Normal People (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beautiful World, Where Are You (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Mr Salary (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Best Short Stories 2021: The O. Henry Prize Winners(2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Conversations with Friends focuses on a young woman named Frances who is somewhat pursuing a writing career in Dublin. She is very close to her beautiful and driven best friend Bobbi. The two women see their lives turned upside down when they meet Melissa, a well-known photographer. The two are drawn into Melissa’s world and Frances finds herself drawn, reluctantly, to Melissa’s husband Nick. Frances life spirals as all of the relationships in her life become fractured as she tries to find a new way of living, painfully, from moment to moment.

Rooney followed that book up with Normal People: A Novel. Connell and Marianne live in two different worlds in school. He’s popular and a star of the football team, while she is lonely and prefers her privacy. When Connell picks his mother up from her job, which just so happens to be at Marianne’s house, the two start to form a bond that they keep hidden at school. A year later at Trinity College in Dublin, the roles are reversed. Marianne has found her place where she belongs while Connell is shy and uncertain. The two begin to circle each other once again, but they always end up straying until it becomes a necessity that they don’t.

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