Sally Rooney

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Days of The Jackal: how Andrew Wylie turned serious literature into big business
The long read: Andrew Wylie is agent to an extraordinary number of the planet’s biggest authors. His knack for making highbrow writers very rich helped to define a literary era – but is his reign now coming to an end?

Alex Blasdel

09, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Top 10: good sex in fiction
Never mind heaving bosoms and whimpering grunts, some writers – from Sally Rooney to DH Lawrence – depict genuine, sometimes graphic, intimacy in all its forms

Cleo Watson

19, Jul, 2023 @1:03 PM

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Nobel literature prize fell into my life ‘like a bomb’, says Annie Ernaux
In conversation with Sally Rooney at Charleston festival author says award has hindered her ability to focus on writing

Amy Raphael

29, May, 2023 @4:21 PM

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Amis, Hitchens and Larkin: bad behaviour and a messy personal life were once a gift for authors. Not any more | Martha Gill
Flaws used to feed their sales but now writers are expected to be saints

Martha Gill

27, May, 2023 @5:31 PM

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The Happy Couple by Naoise Dolan review – less love triangle, more sex pentangle
The Irish writer’s follow up to Exciting Times is amusing and sympathetic about romantic fickleness – if not as spiky as her hit debut

Anthony Cummins

15, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Book Club: The Next Chapter review – smirking sequel as the squad head for Italy
Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda et al go on a bookish holiday after keeping their reading club going through lockdown, but jokes are thin on the ground

Peter Bradshaw

08, May, 2023 @1:00 AM

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China’s censored feminist movement finds solace in Sally Rooney
Rooney is among a number of successful western authors who have found a growing audience in China’s restless younger generation

Helen Sullivan

11, Feb, 2023 @5:00 AM

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At last the Turner prize gets it. Artists improve with age | Martha Gill
Veronica Ryan is the ‘oldest ever winner’ at 66. Here’s to more recognition of decades spent honing a skill

Martha Gill

11, Dec, 2022 @9:30 AM

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What links Aubrey Plaza to Sally Rooney and The White Lotus?
Sashay down the rabbit hole to discover how the Hollywood actor is connected to these cultural touchstones – as well as a medieval sex farce

Larry Ryan

17, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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This month’s best paperbacks: Sally Rooney, Stephen King and more
Looking for a new reading recommendation? Here are some wonderful new paperbacks, from new editions of classic Marvel comics to great novels for the summer

21, Jun, 2022 @10:20 AM

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Sally Rooney novels reset expectations of Ireland, says TV director
Lenny Abrahamson says characters in the books and TV adaptations less encumbered than his own generation

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

06, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Conversations with Friends: the frustrating awkwardness of a much-hyped series
The adaptation of Sally Rooney’s first novel can’t quite bring tricky source material – repressed characters, digital communication – to life

Adrian Horton

24, May, 2022 @6:05 AM

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