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Sally Rooney’s acclaimed debut novel is a subtle and complex tale about two college friends whose lives are changed when they form a friendship with an older couple.
Sally Rooney was born in 1991 in Castlebar, County Mayo. She is the author of two critically acclaimed and bestselling novels, Conversations With Friends, which was published in 2017, and Normal People, published in 2018. In 2017, Sally won the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, and Conversations with Friends was the Guardian, Observer, Daily Telegraph and Evening Standard’s Book of the Year.
Her second novel, ‘Normal People’ was awarded the prestigious Costa Novel of the Year Award in 2018. Normal People is also soon to be made into a major BBC series, which will be adapted for TV by Sally herself, and which will be directed by Lenny Abrahamson, the Oscar-winning director of ‘Room’.
As part of the Eason's Must Reads, Rick O'Shea reviews one of his top picks, Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney.
The book charts the following months where Frances and Nick grow closer and embark on an affair while her relationship with Bobbi grows more distant. There’s an amazing world of post-crash Irish writing in the last few years and Conversations With Friends is among the very best of it