‘Room’ Director to Adapt ‘Conversations With Friends’ Author Sally Rooney’s New Novel for BBC

Sally Rooney has recently been longlisted for the Man Booker Award for her upcoming novel Normal People, and for good reason. Her writing style contains high caliber structure mixed with easily relatable plots, and her debut book, Conversations With Friends sold amazingly well for a new author, distributed in twelve different countries, and catching the attention of celebrities such as Tegan and Sara, and Sarah Jessica Parker


Now, Rooney’s second book is about to get its own adaptation on BBC with the help of award-winning Irish director Lenny Abrahamson, whose previous work includes the Oscar-winning Room starring Brie Larson,  and Frank, starring Michael Faasbender.


The coming of age/romance story Normal People is set to have its own television series set in a small Irish town. The plot revolves around Rooney’s two main characters, Connell and Marianne, as the pair grow up together and keep coming back to each other through the drastic changes in each individual’s life. 




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So far, we only know that Rooney’s adaptation is in the works. No actors have been cast or announced as any specific character, and no release date has been disclosed yet. For more news regarding Sally Rooney and her upcoming adaptation, be sure to check Bookstr often!


Check out an excerpt from Normal People on Granta here! 


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