‘We are living in a period of historic crisis, I couldn’t forgive myself if my books turned away from that,’ says Sally Rooney

Emily Carruthers with her copy of Sally Rooney's Beautiful World, Where Are You outside Dubray books on Grafton Street. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Eoghan Moloney and Conor Feehan

Sally Rooney says we are living “in a period of historic crisis” and she “couldn’t forgive” herself if she wrote books that turned away from that.