Niamh Algar reads Sally Rooney book on BBC Sounds

Two stars of the entertainment world, both Irish, both female, one from Mullingar, have crossed paths on BBC Sounds.

Niamh Algar reads ‘Beautiful World, Where Are You’, Sally Rooney’s third novel, which was published on September 7.

In the blurb on the BBC Sounds website, it says:

Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse and asks him if he’d like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood.

Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon are still young – but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. They worry about sex and friendship and the world they live in. Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?

Beautiful World, Where Are You follows the huge global success of Sally Rooney’s novels Conversations With Friends (2017) and Normal People (2018).

Niamh Algar is one of Ireland’s most acclaimed young actors. In addition to her most recent lead role in Channel 4’s Deceit, she starred alongside Stephen Graham earlier this year in Shane Meadows’ highly acclaimed drama The Virtues.

Niamh is currently filming a Netflix adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s psychological thriller The Wonder, shooting in Wicklow.

Author: Sally Rooney

Reader: Niamh Algar

Abridger: Rowan Routh

Producer: Gemma McMullan

A BBC Northern Ireland Production.

Listen here. It is available for two more weeks.