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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