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Sally Rooney at 2:30 PM
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The Normal People author joins Emma Dabiri to discuss her third novel in this global exclusive presented by the Southbank Centre and the London Review Bookshop.

Since the publication of her debut novel Conversations with Friends in 2017, Rooney has become the defining novelist of her generation, described by the New York Times as the "first great millennial author". Her second novel, Normal People was called "the literary phenomenon of the decade" by The Guardian, and adapted into an award-winning BBC series, garnering an Emmy nomination for Rooney.

Beautiful World, Where Are You, centers on the friendship between two women. Alice is a successful novelist who has moved to a small town on the west coast of Ireland and Elieen has stayed in Dublin and works for a literary magazine. Their friendship is charted through emails that punctuate the novel, fraught with concerns about their relationships and the world they live in, from climate change to identity politics, often refracted through the lens of their romantic entanglements. Alice has begun a relationship with Felix, who works in a warehouse, and Elieen has fallen into a relationship with Simon, whom she has known since childhood.

Through the overwhelming tumult of their relationships and wider society, Alice and Eileen are attempting to believe in a beautiful world, while reconciling themselves to the one they inhabit.

Sally Rooney is an Irish novelist. She is the author of Conversations with Friends and Normal People. She also contributed to the writing and production of the Hulu/BBC television adaptation of Normal People.

For customers in the US, to buy Beautiful World, Where Are You from Barnes & Noble, head here: https://bit.ly/bwway-bn. To buy a copy from McNally Jackson, head here: https://bit.ly/bwway-m-j.

For customers in Canada, to buy Beautiful World, Where Are You from McNally Robinson, head here: https://bit.ly/bwway-mr.

This event is Speech-to-Text transcribed and broadcast live (available for 7 days on demand).

Presented by Southbank Centre.

This is a 16+ event.

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