Words: Dylan Murphy
It follows the huge success of her novel Normal People its subsequent television series.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard about Normal People. It’s the novel turned series that took the world by storm during lockdown numero uno and launched the careers of Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones. Sitting pretty alongside Conversations With Friends, in author, Sally Rooney’s published works, critics and fans across the globe couldn’t help but feel they’d encountered one of the great new novelists.
Now, she’s revealed the news that people have been waiting for – her next book.
Beautiful World, Where Are You, is set to be Rooney’s third book and will bee published by Faber on 7 September 2021. It tells the story of Alice and Eileen, two best friends and examines romantic relationships among adults.
Alex Bowler said, “Sally’s new novel is a book of friendship and sex, art and faith, power and love. 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 book scintillates with intelligence, empathy and, yes, beauty.”