This study guide will help you analyze the novel Normal People (2018) by Sally Rooney. You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it and putting it into perspective. The quotes from the study guide are taken from the 2019 paperback edition published by Faber & Faber.
Sally Rooney (b. 1991) is an Irish author and screenwriter. Normal People (2018) was Rooney’s greatest success yet, having been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Women’s Prize for Fiction. The novel has also been adapted into a television series in 2020, which was nominated for two Emmy Awards. Rooney’s other published novels are Conversations with Friends (2017) and Beautiful World, Where Are You (2021).
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