The popular novel that’s inspiring a new Hulu show

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Since it was first published in August 2018, “Normal People” by Irish author Sally Rooney has gotten a ton of love — including wild enthusiasm on Instagram, with more than 38,000+ posts including pictures of people reading the book and sometimes just the book alone posed in a variety of backdrops.

The book, which is the second novel by the 28-year-old author, has received literary props as well: it was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize (the top literary award in the English-speaking world) and the Women’s Prize for Fiction, with Rooney being hailed by some as a sort of J.D. Salinger of her generation.

Most recently, the book has received TV props; Hulu will be adapting the title in a 12-episode, half-hour series to air in the US in 2020.

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