Born in the west of Ireland, Sally Rooney’s work has appeared in publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Granta and The London Review of Books. In 2017 she was the winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. She is the author of Conversations with Friends and Normal People which was longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize.
After her stunning 2017 debut Conversations with Friends, where would Sally Rooney go next? The answer arrived in the perfectly-formed Normal People, her story of the shifts in affection and status between a mismatched couple who share a seemingly entwined destiny. Rooney has quickly evolved into perhaps the most nuanced contemporary observer we have, measuring out the grazes, power-play and intimacies of love with almost shocking awareness. It is a pleasure to be witness to the explosion of her talent.