Normal People




The best novel published this year. ― The TimesA future classic. ― Guardian

Quite astonishing. ― Independent

The most enjoyable novel of the year. ― Daily Telegraph

The best young novelist – indeed one of the best novelists – I’ve read in years. — Olivia Laing ― New Statesman

Rooney has given us a spellbinding twenty-first-century love story, and asserted herself as one of the major young writers in the English-speaking world. ― TLS

Effortlessly brilliant . . . tender and devastating. ― Guardian Books of the Year

The best book I read last year. — Nigella Lawson

Best novel this year by a country mile is Normal People by Sally Rooney . . . Brilliant. ― Spectator Books of the Year

Love, sex, class, work, miscommunication and melancholy are all described in prose that is somehow at once lapidary and mysterious; glittering but with the feeling of something moving like weather behind the sentences. ― New Statesman Books of the Year

Rooney’s second novel is one you read in three days flat, a Tube stop-missing, escalator-reading tale . . . Rooney’s style is pure poetry, sparse and heartbreaking, and writing this three months after I finished it I find my chest still aches for the pair of them. ― Evening Standard Books of the Year
Book Description
‘The literary phenomenon of the decade.’ – Guardian
From the Back Cover
When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person’s life – a simple yet profound realisation that unfolds beautifully over the course of the novel.
About the Author
Sally Rooney is the author of the novels Conversations with Friends, Normal People and Beautiful World, Where Are You. She was the winner of the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award in 2017. Normal People (‘the literary phenomenon of the decade’, Guardian) was the Waterstones Book of the Year 2019, won the Costa Novel of the Year 2018 and the Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Award 2019. Sally Rooney co-wrote the television adaptation of Normal People which was broadcast on the BBC in 2020. Publisher


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