The first of Elena Ferrante's internationally acclaimed, bestselling Neapolitan Novels-now a major HBO television series, screening in Australia exclusively on Foxtel and in New Zealand on TVNZ.
Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. She is the author of seven
novels- The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, The Lost
Daughter, and the quartet of Neapolitan novels- My Brilliant
Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who
Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child.
Frantugmalia, a selection of interviews, letters and
occasional writings by Ferrante, was published in 2016. She is one
of Italy's most acclaimed authors.
Ann Goldstein has translated all of Elena Ferrante's work. She is an editor at the New Yorker and a recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli Translation Prize.
'The best thing I've read this year, far and away...She puts most
other writing at the moment in the shade.' * Richard Flanagan *
'Ferrante tackles girlhood and friendship with amazing force.' -- Gwyneth Paltrow
'Read My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante-the Jane Austen of Italy.' * Jeffrey Archer *
'Elena Ferrante will blow you away.' * Alice Sebold *
'Elena Ferrante: the best angry woman writer ever!' -- John Waters
'Her novels are intensely, violently personal, and because of this they seem to dangle bristling key chains of confession before the unsuspecting reader...[A] beautiful and delicate tale of confluence and reversal.'-- James Wood * New Yorker *
'Cinematic in the density of its detail.'* Times Literary Supplement *