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Who is Sally Rooney, author of bestsellers that became TV series

Many writers take years to become successful. They released several books until they were successful, selling thousands of copies and publishing in other countries. But that wasn't the case Sally Rooney which is about to release its fourth book and has already been nominated for several awards and had two works adapted for TV.

The Irish author began writing as a teenager and wrote short stories and poems in collective books and magazines. She wrote her first novel in 2017 titled “Conversations Between Friends” , when he was finishing his master's degree in American literature. The English publisher Faber & Faber bought the rights to the work and published it in 12 countries.

The book received several award nominations and Rooney was awarded Young Writer of the Year by Sunday Times. The novel was well received by critics and since its release it has sold more than 78 thousand copies, according to Vox.

The following year, Rooney published his biggest hit, “Normal people” , which sold more than a million copies around the world and also won him awards, such as book of the year at the British Book Awards. The story of Connell and Marianne was adapted for TV and won a series in 2020, starring Paul Mescal It is Daisy Edgar-Jones .

The 12-episode miniseries received an approval rating of 91% from specialized critics and 92% from the public on Rotten Tomatoes, the web's main critic aggregator, in addition to being nominated for an Emmy and Bafta, prestigious awards in the United States and the United Kingdom, respectively. . As a result, the producers responsible also decided to adapt “Conversas Entre Amigos”, in 2022, which featured Alison Oliver , Joe Alwyn It is Jemima Kirke in the cast.

Already consolidated in the market, Rooney launched “Beautiful World, Wherever You Are” in 2021, which became an Amazon bestseller while still in pre-sale and was included in the list of The New York Times. She releases her fourth book, “Intermezzo” in September this year.


Call by The New Yorker As “the first great author of the millennial generation”, the Irish author writes precisely about the dilemmas of her generation, the transition between adolescence and the adult world.

“A marvelous aspect of Rooney's consistently wonderful novel is the fierce clarity with which she examines the self-delusion that so often festers alongside supposed self-knowledge,” the magazine wrote.

Already the The Guardian highlighted that Rooney “writes very well about being a young, talented but self-destructive woman, both mentally and physically.”

“She is attentive to the invisible bars that imprison the apparently free”, defined the publication.

Works by Sally Rooney

  • UK: “Conversation with Friends” (2017); Brazil: “Conversas Entre Amigos” (Alfaguara, 2017)
  • UK: “Normal People” (2018); Brazil: “Pessoas Normalis” (Companhia das Letras, 2019)
  • UK: “Beautiful World, Where Are You” (2021); Brazil: “Belo Mundo, Onde Você Está” (Companhia das Letras, 2021)
  • UK: “Conversation with Friends” (2017); Brazil: “Conversas Entre Amigos (New Edition)” (Companhia das Letras, 2022)
  • UK: “Intermezzo” (2024); Brazil: “Intermezzo” (Companhia das Letras, 2024)

Source: CNN Brasil

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