Elena Ferrante

"Nowhere is it written that you can’t do it."

Elena Ferrante is a pseudonymous Italian novelist.Ferrante is the author of a half dozen novels, including The Lost Daughter (originally published as La figlia oscura, 2006).In 2012, Europa Editions began publication of English translations of Ferrante's "Neapolitan Novels," a series about two perceptive and intelligent girls from Naples who try to create lives for themselves within a violent and stultifying culture.Critics have praised her for her "devastating power as a novelist" and for a style that is "pleasingly rigorous and sharply forthright."Ferrante holds that "books, once they are written, have no need of their authors."

Author's books

My Brilliant Friend

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense and generous hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighbourhood, a city and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her two protagonists.

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The Book of Moods
How I Turned My Worst Emotions Into My Best Life

"The Happiness Project meets So Sad Today in this "hilariously witty, unflinchingly honest" book from the beloved founder of Words of Women, contemplating the nature of negative emotions, and the insights that allowed her to take back control" (Bobbi Brown)
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