Nominated by:

Stockholm Public Library, Sweden

Liverpool City Libraries, UK

Dublin City Public Libraries, Ireland

Publisher of nominated edition:

Faber & Faber, UK

Hogarth, USA

Conversations with Friends

Sally Rooney      

Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and observant. A student in Dublin and an aspiring writer, at night she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are interviewed and then befriended by Melissa, a well-known journalist who is married to Nick, an actor, they enter a world of beautiful houses, raucous dinner parties and holidays in Provence, beginning a complex ménage-à-quatre. But when Frances and Nick get unexpectedly closer, the sharply witty and emotion-averse Frances is forced to honestly confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time.

About the Author

Sally Rooney was born in 1991 and lives in Dublin, where she graduated from an MA at Trinity College in 2013. Her work has appeared in Granta, The White Review, The Dublin Review, The Stinging Fly, Kevin Barry’s Stonecutter and The Winter Pages anthology. Conversations with Friends is her first novel.

(from publisher)

Librarians’ comments

Notably popular with our reading groups and nominated by them as their book of the year.

An honest and smart new voice in literature. With so many wonderful quotes and a really relatable, rather unsympathetic (just enough to be believable) main character.

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