Sally Rooney has made TIME’s top 100 most influential people of 2022 list.
The award-winning novelist, best known as the author of best-selling novels Normal People and Conversations With Friends, was named alongside the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Joe Biden, Adele, and Kris Jenner.
The Mayo native shot to worldwide fame in 2020 when her second book Normal People was adapted into a critically-acclaimed TV series, starring Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones.
In the list, TIME described her as: “The minimalist examiner of modern romance.”
“She is the rare writer to have coveted merch, her books are touted as fashionable trophies, and her work has given rise to a cottage industry of lusty fantasy,” the magazine wrote.
“Her ability to swerve means she won’t just be the hottest young novelist of the year—she will be a permanent fixture, not just as a hardback in the hands of appealing youth but as a critic in the collective conscience.”
Sally can be found on the list under the title “Titans” on TIME’s 2022 most influential people list. See the full list below:
Sarah Jessica Parker
Michael R. Jackson
Derrick Palmer and Christ Smalls
Michael Schatz, Karen Miga, Evan Eichler, and Adam Phillippy
Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, and Alex Morgan
Umar Ata Bandial
Ketanji Brown Jackson
Ursula von der Leyen
Samia Suluhu Hassan
Mary J. Blige
Valérie masso-Delmotte and Panmao Zhai
Cristina Villarreal Velásquez and Ana Cristina Gonález Vélez
Mazen Darwish and Anwar Al Bunni
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Tulio de Oliveira and Sikhulile Moyo