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What Made Elena Ferrante Into A Writer

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

As generations of parents giving daughters journals and blank books might suspect, it was a diary - but not simply the mechanical act of writing down her day or recording her thoughts. Instead, the break between who she was in person and who she was in her diary became too strong. "I had to stop […]

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

Danielle Steel leads the holds count this week with Fall from Grace, Elena Ferrante's first column in The Guardian is out, and two websites take readers behind the scenes in book jacket design and audiobook narration.

Shorties (Elena Ferrante's First Guardian Column, St. Vincent's Tiny Desk Concert, and more)

Elena Ferrante's first column in the Guardian. St. Vincent played a Tiny Desk Concert. January is Largehearted Boy's annual fundraiser month. If you enjoy the site and and appreciate the work that goes into it, please consider making a donation....

Elena Ferrante's First Column For 'The Guardian' Is About First Love

And for Ferrante readers, the column may seem, indeed, imbued with the very essence of the writer: "We always look at first times with excessive indulgence. Even if by their nature they’re founded on inexperience, and so as a rule are not very successful, we recall them with sympathy, with regret. They’re swallowed up by […]

Elena Ferrante, Author. Columnist?

Best selling author Elena Ferrante will be a new weekend columnist for the Guardian magazine. Why did she decide to go this route in addition to writing a screenplay? Read her reasoning and pair with this essay on reading Italy through Ferrante’s work. The post Elena Ferrante, Author. Columnist? appeared first on The Millions.

New Bestsellers | Book Pulse

The Wife Between Usby Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen and When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timingby Daniel Pink hit the bestseller lists. Elena Ferrante becomes a columnist for The Guardian. Author Peter Mayle has died.

Elena Ferrante Is Becoming A Newspaper Columnist (In English!)

"Now, in her weekly column for the Guardian's Weekend magazine, Ferrante will share her thoughts on a wide range of topics, including childhood, ageing, gender and, in her debut article, first love.... The column will be translated by Ferrante's regular collaborator Ann Goldstein."

Elena Ferrante, Reclusive Novelist, Joins The Guardian as a Columnist

The mysterious and pseudonymous Italian writer will write weekly about childhood, aging, gender and love in the British paper’s Weekend section.

Elena Ferrante, whoever she is, will be a columnist for the Guardian

Elena Ferrante, the reclusive, internationally bestselling Italian novelist, will write a weekly column for the Guardian. The tricky part is “Elena Ferrante” isn’t a person — it’s a pen name. The Guardian announced its columnist coup on Thursday. The news seems sure to come as a relief to Ferrante's...

Of The Ten Bestselling Literary Novelists In The UK In 2017, Nine Were Women

Leading the list is Margaret Atwood, thanks to the TV versions of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace. Runners-up are Sarah Perry and Helen Dunmore; Elena Ferrante came in at number five, followed by the only man in the top ten, Haruki Murakami.

Return of the Ferrante

“According to an interview with her publishers in the Italian literary newsletter Il Libraio, translated in The Guardian, Ferrante is putting pen to paper once more.” A year after Elena Ferrante‘s alleged true identity was revealed by a journalist, the intensely-private author is writing again but has no plans to publish a novel in 2018. Show More Summary

Surveying 2017 Through Books | Book Pulse

The New York Time and Slate take a look at the book year of 2017 and Elena Ferrante is working on new projects.

By the Book: Simon Schama: By the Book

The author of the two-volume “Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900” didn’t finish reading Elena Ferrante’s “Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay”: “I left.”

BFFs

Some mysteries are so intractable that each generation of readers has to discover them anew. To many enthusiastic reviewers, the success of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan quartet is finally giving the potent and perilous female friendship the literary attention it deserves. Show More Summary

HBO’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’ is Casting Actors for 2 Leading Roles

The forthcoming HBO limited series, “My Brilliant Friend,” is casting two young actors for leading roles, and you can apply right here! Based on the first book in the series by celebrated author Elena Ferrante, this eight-episode adaptation...Show More Summary

Now Casting: Young Italian/Neapolitan–Fluent Actors for Leads in HBO’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’ + More

Young actors, now is your chance to shine! The upcoming HBO series “My Brilliant Friend,” based on the Elena Ferrante novel, is seeking two female actors who are fluent in Italian and Neapolitan dialect to star. There are also opportunities...Show More Summary

My pick for a summer beach read

The Three-Body Problem and The Dark Forest By Cixin Liu Chinese science fiction, or Chinese ghost story, or maybe even Chinese reinvention of the novel? These are the works of fiction I am most enthusiastic about since Elena Ferrante and Karl Ove Knausgaard. Show More Summary

What books has Hillary Clinton been "losing [her]self in"?

"I finished Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels, I devoured mysteries by Louise Penny, Donna Leon, Jacqueline Winspear, Charles Todd... I reread old favorites like Henri Nouwen’s The Return of the Prodigal Son, the poetry of Maya Angelou and Mary Oliver. Show More Summary

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