Sally Rooney

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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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‘I felt, wow! I want this’: Sasha Lane and Alison Oliver on Conversations With Friends
Age, class and sexualities collide in the new TV version of Rooney’s novel. Here, its young leads discuss landing their roles in this wonky love quadrangle and how it feels to follow Normal People

Claire Armitstead

22, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The week in TV: Conversations With Friends; The Time Traveler’s Wife; Floodlights; Elon Musk: Superhero or Supervillain?
Ragged emotions surge through the BBC’s slow-moving new Sally Rooney adaptation; The Time Traveler’s Wife is tone-deaf; and a fine drama tells the real-life story of sexual abuse in football

Barbara Ellen

22, May, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Conversations With Friends review – TV so slow it must be trolling us
Sally Rooney’s second TV adaptation is an aggressively uneventful affair stuffed with meaningful looks and strained silences. Why doesn’t anyone speak? Why can’t anything happen?

Lucy Mangan

15, May, 2022 @3:46 PM

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Joe Alwyn on Conversations With Friends and sex scenes: ‘They’re like filming fights – quite mechanical’
He’s about to make you swoon in the new adaptation of the Sally Rooney blockbuster. The actor talks about earning the author’s seal of approval and winning a Grammy alongside Taylor Swift

Rebecca Nicholson

30, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Daisy Edgar-Jones on life after Normal People: ‘Should I be living it up more? Is this how our 20s are supposed to be?’
The steamy lockdown smash turned the actor into a star overnight. Just one problem: she couldn’t leave the house. Can she belatedly adjust to fame?

Tom Lamont

26, Feb, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Well-dressed and distressed: why sad young women are the latest book cover trend
Their lives are tough. Their clothes are stylish. Their faces are hidden. The cover girls of today’s book have a lot in common – but are they here to stay?

Rafqa Touma

04, Feb, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Literary mystery may finally be solved as man arrested for allegedly stealing unpublished books
Filippo Bernardini is accused of impersonating publishing figures to steal manuscripts, in scam that has stumped authors and editors for years

Sian Cain

06, Jan, 2022 @4:20 AM

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Best fiction of 2021
Dazzling debuts, a word-of-mouth hit, plus this year’s bestsellers from Sally Rooney, Jonathan Franzen, Kazuo Ishiguro and more

Justine Jordan

04, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Inside story: the first pandemic novels have arrived, but are we ready for them?
Ali Smith, Sally Rooney, Roddy Doyle … is there anything can we learn from the first Covid-19 books?

Lara Feigel

27, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Authors back Sally Rooney’s boycott of an Israeli publisher
Kamila Shamsie, Monica Ali and China Miéville are among those who have signed a letter organised by Artists for Palestine

Alison Flood

22, Nov, 2021 @2:27 PM

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