“Color and Light”
by Sally Rooney
first published in the March 18, 2019 issue of The New Yorker
I had not heard of Sally Rooney until last year, when her second novel Normal People was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Lee reviewed it for the site (see here). It has since gone on to be mightily lauded: it won the Irish Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards, it won the Costa Book Award, it has been longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, and last week it was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Lauren Collins wrote a lengthy piece on Sally Rooney in The New Yorker in January, with the tagline that Rooney “has been hailed as the first great millennial novelist.” I think she’s doing quite well!
Here we are with “Color and Light,” and I’m so curious how everyone will respond!
As you can see by my late posting of this, it’s been a busy week, and I have not read this or even skimmed it. Don’t have the first idea what it’s about! Does it showcase a budding author? Perhaps the first great millennial novelist? Who else is in the running for that honor?
Enlighten me and everyone else and please leave a comment below!