Sally Rooney


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Sally Rooney was born in 1991 and lives in Dublin, where she graduated from Trinity College. Her work has appeared in Granta, The Dublin Review, The White Review, The Stinging Fly, and the Winter Pages anthology.

Rooney writes short stories as well as essays and novels. Normal People grew out of her short story "At the Clinic," published in the literary magazine The White Review in 2016. Rooney's short story "Mr. Salary," meanwhile, was shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award. She is also an editor of the Irish literary magazine The Stinging Fly, in which she published several poems as a teenager.

Rooney now lives in Dublin with her partner, a math teacher. She was credited as a writer and producer in the 2020 TV adaptation of Normal People and is slated to serve in the same roles for an upcoming adaptation of Conversations with Friends, to be released in 2022.

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Conversations with Friends