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Sally Rooney

Who is Sally Rooney?

Sally Rooney (born 20 February 1991) is an Irish author and screenwriter. She has published three novels: Conversations with Friends (2017), Normal People (2018), and Beautiful World, Where Are You (2021). Normal People was adapted into a 2020 television series by Hulu and the BBC. Rooney's work has garnered critical acclaim and commercial success, and she is regarded as one of the foremost millennial writers. Early life and education Rooney was born in Castlebar, County Mayo, in 1991, and grew up there. Her father, Kieran Rooney, worked for Telecom Éireann and her mother, Marie Farrell, 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, completing a degree in American literature instead, and graduated with an MA in 2013. 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 Castlebar and is married to John Prasifka, a mathematics teacher. Career Early career Rooney completed her first novel—which she has described as "absolute trash"—at the age of 15. She began writing "constantly" in late 2014. She completed her debut novel, Conversations with Friends, while studying for her master's degree in American literature. She wrote 100,000 words of the book in three months.In 2015, her essay "Even If You Beat Me", about her time as the "top competitive debater on the continent of Europe", was seen by an agent, Tracy Bohan, of the Wylie Agency, and Bohan contacted Rooney. Rooney gave Bohan a manuscript, and Bohan circulated it to publishers, receiving seven bids. She had seen my story and wondered whether I had anything else she could read... But I didn’t send her anything for ages... I don’t know why. I didn't want her to see this shoddy draft. Conversations with Friends (2017) Rooney signed with Tracy Bohan of the Wylie Agency, and Conversations with Friends was subject to a seven-party auction for its publishing rights, which were eventually sold in 12 countries. The novel was published in June 2017 by Faber and Faber. It was nominated for the 2018 Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize, and the 2018 Folio Prize, and won the 2017 Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award.In March 2017, her short story "Mr Salary" was shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award. In November 2017, Rooney was announced as editor of the Irish literary magazine The Stinging Fly. She was a contributing writer to the magazine. She oversaw the magazine's two issues in 2018, before handing the editorship over to Danny Denton. She remains a contributing editor to the magazine.In 2018, Rooney was announced as taking part in the Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Normal People (2018) Rooney's second novel, Normal People, was published in September 2018, also by Faber & Faber. The novel grew out of Rooney's exploration into the history between the two main characters of her short story "At the Clinic", which was first published in London-based literary magazine The White Review in 2016. In July 2018, Normal People was longlisted for that year's Man Booker Prize. On 27 November 2018, the work won "Irish Novel of the Year" at the Irish Book Awards and was named Waterstones' Book of the Year for 2018. In January 2019, it won the Costa Book Award (formerly the Whitbread) for the Novel category. It was longlisted for the 2019 Dylan Thomas Prize and the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction. Television adaptations The novel was made into a 12-part series as a co-production of BBC Three and the online platform Hulu, with filming taking place in Dublin and County Sligo. The series was directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Hettie Macdonald. Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal played Marianne and Connell, respectively. The series was a critical success and earned four Primetime Emmy Award nominations including for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, and Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series.In February 2020, it was announced that the novel Conversations with Friends would also be made into a 12-episode BBC Three/Hulu miniseries. It was also announced that the creative team behind Normal People, director Lenny Abrahamson and co-writer Alice Birch would be working on this adaptation, too. Beautiful World, Where Are You (2021) On 23 April 2019, the New York Public Library's Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers announced its 2019 class of fellows, which included Rooney. The press release stated, "she will be writing a new novel under the working title Beautiful World, Where Are You, examining aesthetics and political crisis." The novel was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the United States and by Faber in the UK and Ireland in September 2021. Television Bibliography Novels Conversations with Friends. London: Faber and Faber. 2017. ISBN 9780571333127. Normal People. London: Faber and Faber. 2018. ISBN 9780571334643. Beautiful World, Where Are You. London: Faber and Faber. 2021. ISBN 9780571365425.Short fiction After Eleanor Left. 1. Ballinafad: Winter Pages. Winter 2015. p. 25-30. ISBN 9780993302909. Concord 34. 63. Dublin: The Dublin Review. Summer 2016. ISBN 9780992991579. At the Clinic. 18. London: The White Review. September 2016. ISBN 9780992756291. Prototype of Marianne and Connell in later 2018 Normal People. "Robbie Brady's astonishing late goal takes its place in our personal histories". New Statesman. 10 August 2017. Mr Salary. London: Faber & Faber. 3 January 2019. p. 48. ISBN 9780571351954. OCLC 1104816821.(First published in Granta 135: New Irish Writing Fiction 19 April 2016.)"Color and Light". The New Yorker. 18 March 2019.(Also published in Being Various: New Irish Short Stories. London: Faber and Faber. 2019. ISBN 9780571342501.)Unread Messages. The New Yorker 12 July 2021. Poetry "The Most Amazing Live Instrumental Performance You Have Ever Heard". 2 (30). The Stinging Fly. Spring 2015. "Seven AM in April". 2 (30). The Stinging Fly. Spring 2015. "An Account of Vital Clues Which Appear To You In A Dream". 2 (30). The Stinging Fly. Spring 2015. "It Is Monday". 2 (30). The Stinging Fly. Spring 2015. "Have I Been Severe?". 2 (30). The Stinging Fly. Spring 2015. Leaving You. 2. The Stinging Fly. Spring 2015. ISBN 9781906539443. "After a Road Traffic Accident, Chennai" 2 (30). The Stinging Fly. Spring 2015. "The Stillest Horse" 2 (30). The Stinging Fly. Spring 2015. "Tírghrá" 2 (30). The Stinging Fly. Spring 2015. "Impossibilities" 2 (30). The Stinging Fly. Spring 2015.Essays Even if you beat me. 58. The Dublin Review. Spring 2015. ISBN 9780992991524. "An Irish Problem". London Review of Books. 24 May 2018. "An App to Cure My Fainting Spells". The New Yorker. 20 November 2017.Audiobooks Sally Rooney (Author) Aoife McMahon & Sam O'Mahony (Actor Narrators) (2020). Two Stories (Audiobook). Published by Audible & Faber & Faber. This audiobook contains unabridged readings of the stories Mr Salary. and "Color and Light". previously published in Granta and The New Yorker respectively.Book reviews Rooney, Sally (9 February 2018). "Troubled Marriages, Old and New". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 May 2020.Reception Schwartz, Alexandra (31 July 2017). "A New Kind of Adultery Novel". The New Yorker. Collins, Lauren (7 January 2019). "Post and riposte : Sally Rooney's novels of love and late capitalism". Life and Letters. The New Yorker. Vol. 94 no. 43. pp. 24–29. Garner, Dwight (8 April 2019). "Sally Rooney's 'Normal People' Explores Intense Love Across Social Classes". The New York Times. Martin, Andrew (15 April 2019). "Is Sally Rooney's New Novel as Great as Her First?". The New York Times. "'Normal People' Appeals Across Genders And Generations". NPR. 16 April 2019. Grady, Constance (3 September 2019). "The cult of Sally Rooney". Vox. "How Sally Rooney Gave Normal People Radical Politics". jacobinmag.com. Eakin, Emily (12 February 2020). "He Courted Me Through My Favorite Novel". The New York Times."Sally Rooney’s 2017 “Conversations With Friends,” widely heralded as the first great novel of millennial life""The corporeal imagination of Sally Rooney's 'Normal People'". America Magazine. 8 May 2020. Crispin, Jessa (5 May 2020). "Normal People is little more than a gutless soap opera for millennials | Jessa Crispin" – via theguardian.com. Sheahan, Fionná (23 May 2020). "It's Marianne's fault we can't get a government to satisfy Normal People". Irish Independent. Retrieved 23 May 2020. The author of Normal People is a self-professed Marxist... her politics seeps through her writing. It's no accident the central protagonists of the book that has captured the nation's imagination are the rich girl living in the mansion and the poor boy whose mother works as her family's cleaner. The TV version glosses over the discussions around 'The Communist Manifesto' and the feminist bible 'The Golden Notebook'.Awards 2017 The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2018 Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year – Normal People 2018 Costa Book Awards – Normal People 2019 Encore Award – Normal PeopleReferences External links Sally Rooney: ‘I don’t respond to authority very well’ Interview: How Sally Rooney Took a Coming-of-Age Novel and Turned It Into an Important Cultural Commentary Interview: ‘Conversations with Friends’ author Sally Rooney answers your questions Interview: Conversations with Sally Rooney: the 27-year-old novelist defining a generation Interview: 'I hate Yeats...how has he become this emblem of literary Irishness?' "Interview: Sally Rooney's Attention Span Has Improved". The New York Times. 20 February 2020. "Sally Rooney Video Interview on "Conversations with Friends"". YouTube. "Sally Rooney Interview: Writing with Marxism". YouTube. "Sally Rooney, Naoise Dolan, and Niamh Campbell Have Founded the 'Trinity School'". The University Times. Retrieved 12 April 2021. "Sally Rooney talks to Kishani Widyaratna about 'Normal People'". YouTube.

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