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Normal People author Sally Rooney has another book on the way

New novel from Normal People author Sally Rooney to be published in September Sally Rooney to publish new novel this year after Normal People
Adrian Cunningham | 14 January, 2021, 19:28

Irish novelist Sally Rooney has spent the last four years taking the literary world by storm.

Today, publisher Farrar Straus and Giroux announced it will publish Rooney's third novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You on September 7, 2021, with a fourth book to follow shortly after. The TV adaptation of Normal People premiered in April past year, with Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones playing the leads, Connell and Marianne.

Rooney, 29, penned her 2017 debut novel Conversations With Friends, which follows two college students Frances and Bobbi and the unusual, unexpected connection they forge with married couple Melissa and Nick, while studying for her master's degree in American literature at Trinity College in Dublin.

The first book in a two-book deal with FSG, the publishers of Beautiful World, Where Are You released the following synopsis to give us a taste of what's to come. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood. It further continues, "Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon are still young - but life is catching up with them".

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If you're a fan of books or a fan of TV you will be familiar with Sally Rooney, the woman behind Normal People which was a hit both on and off screen.

Faber & Faber will publish the book, and they announced the news via Twitter.

Bowler said: "It absorbs you once again in the inner lives of characters with brilliant minds and aching hearts, while marking the next creative leap from a singular writer". "The characters are contemplating a world in which the future is very uncertain for them-what's the world of work going to look like, what's going to happen to the planet, what are the politics we are all living through". Rooney had previously teased she might give up there, telling the Irish Independent: "Maybe I am one of those people who writes two novels in their 20s then never writes anything else again".