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.

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Conversations with Friends (2017)Description / Buy at
Normal People (2018)Description / Buy at
Beautiful World, Where Are You (2021)Description / Buy at
Intermezzo (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Screenplays Books

Normal People: The Scripts (With: Lenny Abrahamson) (2021)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Six Shorts 2017(2017)Description / Buy at
The Best Short Stories 2021: The O. Henry Prize Winners(2021)Description / Buy at

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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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