- 12 Jan 21
Beautiful World, Where Are You is out in September.
Following the international success of her novels Conversations with Friends and Normal People, Irish author Sally Rooney has announced that her highly anticipated third novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You, will be published by Faber on 7 September.
Beautiful World, Where Are You tells the story of Alice and Eileen – "two best friends nearing their thirties in different places and on very different trajectories. As the summer approaches, they exchange emails about art, friendship, the world around them and the complicated love affairs unfolding in their own lives. They say they want to see each other again soon. But what will happen when they do?"
"Sally’s new novel is a book of friendship and sex, art and faith, power and love," says Faber's Alex Bowler. "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."
Sally Rooney's previous novel, Normal People, was the Waterstones Book of the Year, was longlisted for the Booker Prize, and won the Costa Novel Award, the An Post Irish Novel of the Year and the Encore Award. Rooney was also nominated for an Emmy for her work on the acclaimed TV adaptation of Normal People.