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Sally Rooney

Forfatter af Normal People

23+ Værker 12,668 Medlemmer 518 Anmeldelser 14 Favorited

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Sally Rooney is a writer, born in 1991, based in Dublin. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, The White Review, The Dublin Review, The Stinging Fly, Kevin Barry's Stonecutter and The Winter Page anthology. Her first book, Conversations with Friends, was published in 2017. It won the vis mere Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award. Her next book, Normal People, was published in 2018 and won the 2018 Costa Prize for Best New Novel. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af Sally Rooney

Normal People (2018) 7,139 eksemplarer, 276 anmeldelser
Conversations with Friends (2017) 2,897 eksemplarer, 146 anmeldelser
Beautiful World, Where Are You (2021) 2,345 eksemplarer, 81 anmeldelser
Mr Salary (2016) 206 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Intermezzo: A Novel (2024) 16 eksemplarer
Two Stories (2020) 8 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Colour and Light (2019) 7 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Normal People [2020 TV mini series] (2020) — Screenwriter — 6 eksemplarer
At the Clinic (2016) 5 eksemplarer
Even if You Beat Me 3 eksemplarer
Concord 34 3 eksemplarer
Presentask med fyra noveller om kärlek II (2020) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Unread Messages 3 eksemplarer
The Stinging Fly Winter 2018-19: Issue 39 Volume Two (2018) — Redaktør — 3 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Granta 135: New Irish Writing (2014) — Bidragyder — 74 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Best Short Stories 2021: The O. Henry Prize Winners (2021) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Granta 144: Generic Love Story (2018) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Being Various: New Irish Short Stories (2019) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer

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Land (til kort)
County Mayo, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Trinity College, Dublin
Kort biografi
Sally Rooney (born 20 February 1991) is an Irish author and screenwriter. Her debut novel, Conversations with Friends, was published in 2017. It was followed by Normal People in 2018. Normal People was adapted into a 2020 TV series.

Rooney was born in Castlebar, County Mayo, in 1991, and grew up there. Her father worked for Telecom Éireann, and her mother ran an arts centre. Rooney has an older brother and a younger sister. Rooney studied English at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), where she was elected a scholar in 2011. She started (but did not complete) a master's degree in politics there, and completed a degree in American literature instead, and graduated from an MA in 2013.[5] Rooney has described herself as a Marxist.

A university debater, as a student at Trinity College Dublin, Rooney rose through the ranks of the European circuit to become the top debater at the European University Debating Championships in 2013, later writing of the experience. Before becoming a writer, she worked for a restaurant in an administrative role. She lives in Dublin.

Rooney completed her first novel—which she has described as "absolute trash"—at the age of 15.



I loved Normal People, and I think that BWWAY exceeded my expectations I had set before reading it. There is something to be said about figuring out love, as well as the complexities of female friendship, especially female friendship in your late 20s. There were multiple moments that made me sit and think, pondering the points that were being made between Alice and Eileen specifically. I specifically loved the audio book, because it helped my brain understand and comprehend the dialogue because in the paperback it is written without quotations.… (mere)
clougreen | 80 andre anmeldelser | Jul 17, 2024 |
I’ve read Normal People, watched the television adaptation and loved both. As a precursor, Sally Rooney’s debut novel, Conversations with Friends, is another winner.

Frances and Bobbi have been best friends, and briefly much more, since they first met at secondary school. Frances writes spoken word poetry that the college student pair perform together. This leads to their meeting Melissa, a writer and journalist in her mid-thirties, and her handsome actor husband Nick. Conversations with Friends explores the interaction and relationships between these four main characters, focussing on Frances’s affair with Nick and the impact this has on all of them.

Sally Rooney creates characters that you can’t exactly picture, don’t particularly like but can truly emphasise with and relate to as naturally flawed human beings. Outwardly cool, standoffish and sardonic Frances, the narrator, is needy, insecure and complex and just wants to look like, be like and loved like the vivacious, provocative and strikingly beautiful Bobbi.

Mental health issues and inner suffering are covered matter of factly including battles with depression, delusion, self harming, alcoholism, endometriosis, low self-esteem and social anxiety and are perfectly balanced against the instinctive longing to be valued, respected and loved by friends, family and partners.

Sex, sexuality, love and friendship, how we perceive ourselves, how we want to be perceived, how we are actually perceived and how we perceive others are all potentially emotive, necessary and wryly amusing conversations we could all benefit from having with friends.

Raw, edgy and tense, awkward and uncomfortable at times yet equally moving, compelling and compulsive, I shared Frances’s struggle to navigate, fit in with and face a new, complicated and confusing world.
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geraldine_croft | 145 andre anmeldelser | Jul 6, 2024 |
id really like to give this book 3.5 stars but goodreads hasn't figured out how to add that apparently. the writing is funny without trying too hard for the most part, and even though every character has their thing that makes them a little insufferable, it doesn't make it bad, it makes it more real.
i do have to say i hate nick, he annoys me to no end even though i don't think he was supposed to. i think hes pathetic and i honestly couldn't grasp his personality even though hes one of the most prominent characters, which is surprising because most other characters are written fairly well at least.
i don't love the ending either but it's also perfectly understandable and definitely says more about human nature than the other option (i know that's vague but i don't want to spoil)

overall, if you liked Moshfegh's My Year of Rest and Relaxation you'll like this book, but maybe a little less.
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nervousyoungthing | 145 andre anmeldelser | Jul 1, 2024 |
Sparse, compelling writing style. I could not stand the communication problems between the two main characters, and by the end of the book I really struggled to figure out what the author was trying to say (she must have been trying to say something, the book was obviously effortful).
mj_papaya | 275 andre anmeldelser | Jun 28, 2024 |



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