Beautiful World, Where Are You, the third novel from Sally Rooney, the author of the internationally bestselling Normal People and Conversations with Friends, will be published by Faber on 7 September 2021.
Alex Bowler, Publisher, acquired UK & Commonwealth and audio rights in a two-book deal from Tracy Bohan at the Wylie Agency. Knopf will publish in Canada and Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the US.
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?
Alex Bowler said: ‘Sally’s new novel is a book of friendship and sex, art and faith, power and love. 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.’
Faber will publish in hardback, export trade paperback, ebook and audio.