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Normal People Author Sally Rooney Named On Time's Most Influential People List

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

10:56 24 May 2022


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Sally Rooney - one of the most influential people of 2022

Time Magazine have named Normal People author Sally Rooney in their list of the most influential people of 2022.

Her name sits under the title, 'Titans,' next to Oprah Winfrey, Kris Jenner, Michelle Yeoh and more.

In an essay accompanying Rooney's inclusion, author, director, and actress Lena Dunham called her a, 'minimalist examiner of modern romance.'

'She is the rare writer to have coveted merch, her books are touted as fashionable trophies, and her work has given rise to a cottage industry of lusty fantasy.'

'Her ability to swerve means she won’t just be the hottest young novelist of the year—she will be a permanent fixture, not just as a hardback in the hands of appealing youth but as a critic in the collective conscience.'

Elsewhere on the list, Zendaya and Taika Waititi sit within the, 'Innovators,' list.

While Hollywood stars Simu Liu, Sarah Jessica Parker, Pete Davidson, Mila Kunis, Ariana DeBose, Andrew Garfield, Channing Tatum, Zoe Kravitz and Amanda Seyfried are just some of the names in the, 'Artists,' list.

Rooney's spot follows the release of Conversations with Friends - the series adaptation of her debut novel.

Cover photo via BBC & Hulu

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