Sally Rooney to deliver
The 2022 T. S. Eliot Lecture

By Faber Editor, 12 July 2022

​The T. S. Eliot Estate and the Abbey Theatre have announced the seventh annual lecture in T. S. Eliot’s name and in memory of his impact on modern letters.

In 2022, the centenary year of the publication of Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’, the lecture will be delivered by Sally Rooney.

The lecture will be introduced by Mark O’Connell, followed by an in conversation with Anne Enright, and will return to the Abbey Stage on 23 October.

Previous speakers include Paul Muldoon and Edna O’Brien.

Sally Rooney is the author of ​​Conversations with Friends,​​ Normal People and ​​Beautiful World, Where​ ​Are You. All three of her novels have been international bestsellers and her work is translated into​ ​over 40 languages. Her first two novels have been adapted as television series for the BBC. In 2022,​ ​​​TIME magazine named her among the 100 most influential people in global culture. She lives and​ ​works in County Mayo, Ireland, where she was born.

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