Tags : Normal People

Sally Rooney Announces New Novel

Sally Rooney, author of Normal People, will be releasing her third novel in September. Rooney’s UK publisher Faber announced on Tuesday that the novel will be titled Beautiful World, Where Are You. It will follow the story of friends Alice and Eileen, as they navigate their twenties and an uncertain political and economic climate. Faber […]Read More

A Year In Review: How Hit TV Reflected 2020

As pubs and theatres closed, social events cancelled, and millions of workers furloughed this year, many of us turned to our trusty small screens for entertainment. BBC News viewing figures shot up, as Brits sought out the comforting familiarity of Huw Edward’s dulcet Welsh tones. Streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ saw their membership and […]Read More

Paul Mescal Cast in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘The Lost Daughter’

After becoming an internet sensation upon the release of BBC’s adaptation of Normal People—so much so that Instagram accounts were made to appreciate Connell’s chain—Mescal has landed his first major film role. Cast in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut The Lost Daughter, the Irish actor will join Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of […]Read More

“I’m Irish.” – Paul Mescal vs the British Empire

I’m Irish. — Paul Mescal (@mescal_paul) July 29, 2020 “[Paul Mescal] leads the British Emmy nominees” – The Daily Mail “Strong showing of British talent including Paul Mescal nominated for Normal People” – The Guardian Incredible scenes unfolded on Twitter the morning following the announcement of the 2020 Emmy nominees: Paul Mescal, nominated for his […]Read More

TV: Getting Comfortable With Intimacy Coordinators

It’s impossible to ignore the growing number of people working in film and television who have reported unwanted sexual advances from other industry figures. Recent events such as the sentencing of Harvey Weinstein have brought up questions about how this could have happened so prolifically, in what seems to be an almost universal experience for […]Read More

Book Review: Normal People // Sally Rooney

I remember when Normal People came out in 2018. There were hundreds of copies stacked from floor to ceiling in Waterstones (it’s vastly popular and a multiple award-winner) but, for some reason, I avoided making the purchase. However, when the recent BBC series came out and I watched the first episode, I couldn’t help but […]Read More

My Books of the 2010’s – Emma Morgan

Florida (2018) Lauren Groff’s second collection of short stories, Florida, plunges us into a hot and humid world, where swamp creatures slither over the thresholds of human existence, and tensions drip from rain-soaked leaves. It stages a multi-faceted exploration of a domesticity fraying at its edges, eroded by a pervasive sense of societal, political and […]Read More