Sally Rooney has easily been one of the most buzzed-about authors of the past five years. With her three books—Conversations with Friends (2017), Normal People (2018) and Beautiful World, Where Are You (2021)—she has garnered acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike, for her vivid and honest portrayals of young adults.
In 2020, Rooney shot to even greater fame as she helped adapt her second novel, Normal People, into a Hulu series, which also gained critical acclaim (it has a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) and ultimately earned three Primetime Emmy nominations.
Now, the same crew that brought Normal People to the screen have come together to adapt Rooney's first novel, Conversations with Friends, which follows two young women attending college in Dublin, who find their lives romantically intertwined with an older artistic couple. The book has been transformed into a 12-episode miniseries, and while lovers of Normal People may not find this adaptation as compelling, Conversations with Friends remains an intriguing portrait of millennial life.