Saturday July 4, 2020

Sally Rooney has plenty to talk about

Rooney deals with sexuality and romantic disorganisation in her debut novel Conversations With Friends. But in reality, the forthright millennial leads a ‘quiet life’ and is angry about society’s pervasive millennial-bashing

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
28th May, 2017
Sally Rooney: ‘The voices we hear most of in the media are those of our parents’ generation’ Pic: Fergal PhiLlips

Here’s the thing about Sally Rooney: she might be young, Irish and a debut novelist, but none of those descriptions seems all that relevant when you meet her in her flesh.

As Rooney strolls into the lobby of a Dublin hotel, unaccompanied by a publicist, what’s immediately apparent is that she’s a self-assured sort. Narrow-shouldered, make-up-free (except for lipstick) and clad in a leather jacket, she’s 26, but the Castlebar native has the...

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