Conversations with Friends

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Conversations with Friends is the 2017 debut novel of Irish author Sally Rooney.

History[edit]

The book was completed whilst Rooney was still studying for her master's degree in American literature.[1] The book was subject to a seven-party auction for the publishing rights.[1] Rights were eventually sold in 12 countries.[2]

It was published in June 2017 by Faber & Faber.[1] It was nominated for the 2018 Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize,[3] and the 2018 Folio Prize.[4]

Plot[edit]

The book details the relationships among four people – Frances (the narrator), Bobbi (her best friend), and Melissa and Nick (a married couple).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Paula Cocozza (24 May 2017). "'I have an aversion to failure': Sally Rooney feels the buzz of her debut novel". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Meet the new faces of fiction for 2017". The Observer. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  3. ^ Francesca Pymm (29 March 2018). "Conversations with Authors: Sally Rooney talks to The Bookseller". The Bookseller. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Announcing: the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018 Shortlist" (PDF). Folio Prize. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  5. ^ Alexandra Schwartz (31 July 2017). "A New Kind of Adultery Novel". The New Yorker. Retrieved 4 June 2018.