CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS
Who: Anyone who was as obsessed as we were with Normal People, listen up: BBC Three will be giving us another stellar screen adaptation of Sally Rooney’s work – this time it’s her first novel, Conversations With Friends.
What: Frances is 21, cool-headed and darkly observant. A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind – and to the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi, her best friend and comrade-in-arms. Lovers at school, the two young women now perform spoken-word poetry together in Dublin, where a journalist named Melissa spots their potential. Drawn into Melissa’s orbit, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman’s sophisticated home and tall, handsome husband, Nick. But however fun their flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy neither of them expects.
When: Production of the 12-part series has been delayed by the pandemic, so there remains no confirmed release date for Sally Rooney’s latest foray into television. As things stand, we can expect it to premiere in late 2021.
Where: Buy Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney from Waterstones, £7.99