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I Don't Want To Know Who Elena Ferrante Is

I am sensitive about the Elena Ferrante story. I am sensitive about how others feel about her work, which I have found profoundly moving, and I am sensitive about her right to use a pseudonym throughout her career. Read more...
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I Am Not Elena Ferrante

Entertainment / Books : The Millions

No surprise here — Elena Ferrante fever continues to sweep the literary world. Last week, an Italian historian has to deny claims that she was actually Ferrante. Now, The Guardian takes a look at the history of pseudonyms more broad...

What's Really Behind Our Obsession Over Unmasking Elena Ferrante? 

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Ever since so-called Ferrante fever struck, there’s been a cottage industry dedicated to unraveling the true identity of the pseudonymous Italian novelist. “Who is Elena Ferrante?” is a question that understandably haunts fans of th...

Who Is Elena Ferrante? Italian Journalist Claims to Have Found Out

Entertainment / Books : Time: Books

Journalist Claudio Gatti believes that translator Anita Raja is the true identity of the author, who is known by the pseudonym Elena Ferrante

Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels Are Coming to the Stage

Entertainment / Pop Culture : Slate: Brow Beat

Coming on the heels of the New York Review of Books’ attempted unveiling of the pseudonymous writer Elena Ferrante, a new stage adaptation of the novelist’s most beloved works has been confirmed. The Rose Theatre Kingston announced ...

The Unmasking of Elena Ferrante: Journalistically Defensible, Perhaps, But Morally Questionable

Society & Culture : Flavorwire

So, now you (likely) know who Elena Ferrante is. How does it feel? Does it make a difference to how you approach her work? Do you feel like you’ve unravelled some sort of mystery? I’m not going to say who she is here — not that it m...


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