Why the BBC’s new Sally Rooney adaptation is an epic fail The writer’s debut, ‘Conversations with Friends’, is her fans’ favourite, but we’re locked out of what makes the novel relatable and Joe Alwyn is miscast, says Jessie Thompson
Where is Conversations with Friends filmed?
Will the new Sally Rooney adaptation match the runaway success of Normal People? You wouldn’t bet against it. From Dublin to the Dalmatian Coast, here’s where the action unfolds
Losing Face by George Haddad review – a rich, complex story of consent and coming of age
Set among a migrant family in western Sydney, Haddad’s novel deals with masculinity and rape culture – without the luxury of easy answers
Conversations with Friends: a pitch-perfect depiction of falling in love with the wrong person
Some will imagine this adaptation of Sally Rooney's first novel is only for the young. But the tortuous situation it examines so forensically is much more universal.
The rise and fall of the literary bloke
John Walsh’s excitable account of carousing with Martin Amis and other “big beasts” of the Eighties is a paean to a bygone era. Not all of us are sad to see the back of it.
Joe Alwyn discusses his Irish accent in Conversations with Friends
Actor plays Nick in the BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s book
Critics deliver verdict on ‘audacious’ Sally Rooney series Conversations With Friends
BBC series follows on from the success of 2020’s ‘Normal People’
Conversations with Friends is slow, solipsistic and self-satisfied – review
New Sally Rooney adaptation is slow, solipsistic and self-satisfied – but it has a sort of ambient appeal