'This book. This book. I read it in one day. I hear I'm not alone.'
- Sarah Jessica Parker (Instagram)
WINNER OF THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR
SHORTLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018
SHORTLISTED FOR THE KERRY GROUP IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2018
SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2018
LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2018
A SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER AND TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR
Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and observant. A student in Dublin and an aspiring writer, at night she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are interviewed and then befriended by Melissa, a well-known journalist who is married to Nick, an actor, they enter a world of beautiful houses, raucous dinner parties and holidays in Provence, beginning a complex ménage-à-quatre. But when Frances and Nick get unexpectedly closer, the sharply witty and emotion-averse Frances is forced to honestly confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time.
A novelist to watch: An addictive debut, with nods to Tender is the Night, heralds a bright new talent Sunday Times
Sally Rooney was born in County Mayo, Ireland, and presently lives in Dublin. She is the author of the novels
Conversations with Friends and
Normal People. Her writing has appeared in
The New Yorker, The New York Times,
The London Review of Books, and elsewhere
. Conversations With Friends was shortlisted for both the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Rathbones Folio Prize, and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize. Rooney was also shortlisted for the
Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award for 'Mr Salary' and was the winner of the
Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award.
Normal People won the Costa Novel of the Year in 2019. It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2018 as well as the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Rathbones Folio Prize in 2019.