Longlisted for the 2018 Booker Prize, Normal People is a sweet and complex story of mutual fascination, friendship and love

Sally Rooney’s second novel takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they can’t. It was a bestseller, selling over three million copies. And it was adapted for TV in 2020, a production which was streamed over 65 million times and broke all records that year. Rooney has been heralded as one of the foremost millennial writers and was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2022 by Time

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