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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.”


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

What Does Elena Ferrante Think About 'My Brilliant Friend' Being Adapted For The Screen?

6 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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 […]

A Casting Call For The HBO Adaptation Of Elena Ferrante's Novels Brings Out Thousands Of Hopeful Italian Children

7 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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 […]

Kids (And Mammas) Throng Elena Ferrante Casting Call In Naples

7 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"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 […]

Naples Journal: Ferrante Casting Call in Naples Lets Children Dream, if for a Day

7 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

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.

23 Mother’s Day Books You Can Order on Amazon Prime Right Now

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 »

Soak away the stress on the volcanic island of Ischia, Italy

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...

Who Should Play Lila and Elena in the Elena Ferrante HBO Series?

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 »

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