As the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends comes to UK screens, Faber Members put their questions to the cast of the show:

Joe Alwyn & Alison Oliver in Conversations with Friends
Conversations with Friends cast: Faber Members Q&A (Alison Oliver & Joe Alwyn)
Conversations with Friends cast: Faber Members Q&A (Jemima Kirke & Sasha Lane)
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About Conversations with Friends

Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and observant. A student in Dublin and an aspiring writer, at night she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are interviewed and then befriended by Melissa, a well-known journalist who is married to Nick, an actor, they enter a world of beautiful houses, raucous dinner parties and holidays in Provence, beginning a complex ménage-à-quatre.

But when Frances and Nick get unexpectedly closer, the sharply witty and emotion-averse Frances is forced to honestly confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time.

About the TV series

Conversations with Friends is a major, twelve-part BBC Three series starring Alison Oliver (Frances), Sasha Lane (Bobbi), Joe Alwyn (Nick) and Jemima Kirke (Melissa).

It was produced by the same team that created 2020’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s second novel, Normal People, which brought in record audiences on BBC iPlayer and RTÉ Player in the Republic of Ireland.

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About the Author

Sally Rooney is the author of the novels Conversations with Friends, Normal People and Beautiful World, Where Are You. She was the winner of the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award in 2017. Normal People ('The literary phenomenon of the decade', Guardian) was the Waterstones Book of the Year 2019, won the Costa Novel of the Year 2018 and the Royal Society of Literature's Encore Award 2019. Sally Rooney co-wrote the television adaptation of Normal People, which was broadcast on the BBC in 2020.

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