Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney is the author of the novels Conversations with Friends and Normal People. In 2017, Conversations with Friends was shortlisted for both the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Rathbones Folio Prize, and Rooney was the winner of the Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award. In 2018, Normal People was the Waterstones Book of the Year, won the Costa Novel Award and the Encore Award, and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. Rooney was the editor of The Stinging Fly in 2018 and a Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library from 2019-20. She was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the television adaptation of Normal People, which was broadcast on the BBC in 2020.

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One of literature’s greatest contemporary novelists follows up the former Waterstones Book of the Year Normal People with an incisive and affecting dissection of the lives and loves of a quartet of young friends in Dublin and the west of Ireland.

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Books by Sally Rooney

Conversations with Friends
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Normal People
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Normal People
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Mr Salary
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Beautiful World, Where Are You
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The Waterstones Interview: The Cast and Crew of Normal People

With the eagerly awaited TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's bestseller airing on Sunday night, we catch up with the director and lead actors.

The Waterstones Podcast - Meetings

How do authors meet their characters? Why are we so bad at reading strangers?

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