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Sally Rooney

Autor(a) de Normal People

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

Obras por Sally Rooney

Normal People (2018) 6,656 exemplares
Conversations with Friends (2017) 2,706 exemplares
Beautiful World, Where Are You (2021) 2,120 exemplares
Mr Salary (2016) 195 exemplares
Two Stories (2020) 8 exemplares
Colour and Light (2019) 6 exemplares
At the Clinic (2016) 4 exemplares
The Stinging Fly Winter 2018-19: Issue 39 Volume Two (2018) — Editor — 3 exemplares
Presentask med fyra noveller om kärlek II (2020) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Unread Messages 2 exemplares
Sally Rooney 3 Book Collection (2019) 2 exemplares
Even if You Beat Me 2 exemplares
Normal People: The Scripts (2020) 2 exemplares
4 Book Collection (2019) 1 exemplar
Concord 34 1 exemplar
4 Book collection (2022) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

All Our Yesterdays (1956) — Introdução, algumas edições316 exemplares
Granta 135: New Irish Writing (2014) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
The Best Short Stories 2021: The O. Henry Prize Winners (2021) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Granta 144: Generic Love Story (2018) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Being Various: New Irish Short Stories — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
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Local de nascimento
County Mayo, Ireland
Locais de residência
Dublin, Ireland
Trinity College, Dublin

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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.



3.5/5- author thoughtfully conveys emotional nuances of love and relationships between young people in an eileen chang kind of way. she captures the emotional realities of the 2 characters in these little vignettes that are quite lovely and i suspect they will resonate with me for some time. that said, these same ideas are revisited over and over again. so by the end of the book, these characters largely remain unchanged. they exhibit very little emotional growth (marianne especially) and there are no repercussions to their lack of change.

there are moments of profound emotional depth scattered throughout but the characters remain undercooked and the story suffers because of it.

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ratatatatatat | 267 outras críticas | Feb 21, 2024 |
Overall I enjoyed this book. Some of it was pretty brutal which made me rate it lower. I listened to it and the brogue made it interesting. I recommend the book.
csobolak | 267 outras críticas | Feb 20, 2024 |
Beautiful World, Where Are You follows two best friends and former university roommates in their last year in their twenties: Eileen Lydon, an under-employed, poorly-paid editor at a literary journal, and Alice Kelleher, a financially successful, critically-acclaimed novelist who is recovering from a mental breakdown and who chafes at her fame. Ironically, writing gives Alice’s life meaning but is also the impetus for her breakdown: she sees her novel writing as frivolous, wondering what the point is of “making up stories about people who don’t exist” while there are important problems to solve in the world. Seeking solitude, Alice moves to an old rectory in a remote town by the sea three hours outside of Dublin and, through Tinder, meets Felix Brady, a warehouse worker, to whom she is drawn partly because he seems unimpressed with her celebrity and has no intention of reading her books, and who she invites to accompany her book launch in Italy. In Dublin, Eileen has gone through a breakup and rekindles a flirtation with her childhood friend, Simon Costigan, an Oxford-educated political advisor who is five years older than her. Eventually, the four meet when Eileen and Simon travel to Alice’s.

Although the story is notably preoccupied with issues of class, sex, power, and gender, the underlying theme seems to be about finding meaning in a chaotic, every-shifting, and ugly world. The narrative transitions between action and long, wordy correspondence between Eileen and Alice that analyzes events, observes social trends, waxes philosophical, and rehashes the omnipresent news cycle. While those long missives contain interesting observations, they also interrupt the flow of the story, which I found a bit irritating at first, but once I got used to the pace and was invested in the story, it was less noticeable. The end of the novel takes place during the Covid pandemic, and both young women have found some measure of happiness. There was something – dare I say it? – Joyce-esque about the long passages and ramblings, always intelligent, but whip-sawing from topic to topic. I am a sucker for intelligent novels, and Ms. Rooney is good at writing them.
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bschweiger | 71 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
Oh my, these two poor broken people. I just couldn’t look away from their messy relationship that somehow was sweet and lovely and awful all at once.

hmonkeyreads | 267 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |



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