“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
The New York Time and Slate take a look at the book year of 2017 and Elena Ferrante is working on new projects.
Finally, some good news.
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.”
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
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
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
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
"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
In a Q&A with the author, a New York Times journalist gets to ask her many questions about the process of watching her book turn into TV. Ferrante: "No real person will ever match the image that I or a reader have in our minds. This is because the written word, of course, defines but […]
Ferrante talks about the upcoming adaptation of her popular novel.
HBO and the Italian state broadcaster are producing an 8-episode miniseries of the first in Elena Ferrante's millions-selling Napolitan cycle, "My Brilliant Friend." They hope to cast two pairs of 8- and 15-year-old girls and all of their friends as from the neighborhood. "The result is an open casting call that has already drawn 5,000 […]
"HBO and the Italian state broadcaster RAI caught the Ferrante Fever and are producing an eight-episode mini-series inspired by [My Brilliant Friend]... In a throwback effort at authenticity, producers are looking for amateur child actors - two sets of girls in 8- and 15-year-old iterations, and then a large Annie-esque supporting cast of hard-knock […]
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This was not just any call, but one for HBO’s adaptation of “My Brilliant Friend,” the first of the four smash-hit Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante.
If your mom’s a reader, you may be looking for a Mother’s Day book to buy right now. While there’s a certain genre to choose from (one unfairly termed “mom lit” — female-centric novels by Ann Patchett or Elena Ferrante that get snatched up for book clubs or beach reading), ... More »
The 17-square-mile volcanic island of Ischia, a 90-minute ferry ride from Naples on Italy’s west coast, was a different world 60 years ago for Elena, the narrator of Elena Ferrante’s popular four-book series detailing the lifelong friendship of two women. Ischia, known for its thermal spas, beaches...
Do we really need any more stories of sexual violence coming from men at HBO?
Fancasting the forthcoming HBO adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels — which will kick off with an eight-episode series based on the first book, My Brilliant Friend — was no easy feat. For one thing, the series follows characters across their whole lives, so unless you go the I’m Not ... More »
A challenge in fancasting.