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The Story of the Lost Child

Elena Ferrante included in The Man Booker International Prize 2016 Shortlist

Elena Ferrante's The Story of The Lost Child, translated by Ann Goldstein, has been shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2016.


Elena Ferrante one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People of the year

Elena Ferrante is one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People of the year. See the full list here

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The Neapolitan Novels

  • Elena Ferrante

    My Brilliant Friend

    2012, pp. 336, £ 11.99
    A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about...
  • Elena Ferrante

    The Story of a New Name

    2013, pp. 480, £ 11.99
    The Story of a New Name is a sweeping, generous-hearted, and brilliantly realized masterpiece by one of Italy's most important contemporary...
  • Elena Ferrante

    Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

    2014, pp. 400, £ 11.99
    In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women
  • Elena Ferrante

    The Story of the Lost Child

    2015, pp. 464, £ 11.99
    This fourth and final of Elena Ferrante's renowned Neapolitan Novels follows the concluding chapter in the moving and turbulent friendship of Elena...


Recent reviews

  • A Reader's Guide for The Story of the Lost Child
    — The Man Booker Prize, Apr 20 2016
  • The Story of the Lost Child and a posthumous collection of the great Brazilian author’s short stories among 10 finalists
    — The Guardian, Apr 20 2016
  • With quiet understatement, Bronsky offers us a glimpse of life in the radioactive abyss.
    — Kirkus Review, Apr 18 2016
  • 13 April 2016 The Man Booker International Prize has revealed the shortlist of six books in contention for the 2016 Prize, celebrating the finest in global fiction. Each shortlisted author and translator will receive £1,000, while the £50,000 prize will be divided equally...
    — The Man Booker Prize, Apr 14 2016
  • Reclusive Italian writer Elena Ferrante and Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk have been named on the six-strong Man Booker International Prize shortlist. Three titles from independent publishers feature on the list: Ferrante's The Story of The Lost Child, the final novel in her...
    — The Bookseller, Apr 14 2016
  • The pseudonymous Italian author of the bestselling Neapolitan Novels has reached the shortlist of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize, which celebrates global fiction in English translation. Elena Ferrante, whose statement that "books, once they are written, have no...
    — The Telegraph, Apr 14 2016
  • Turkish Nobel-winner Orhan Pamuk will compete with pseudonymous Italian Elena Ferrante and Chinese dissident Yan Lianke for prize honouring fiction in translation
    — The Guardian, Apr 14 2016
  • THE STORY OF THE LOST CHILD has won the Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) GOLD MEDAL in Literary Fiction.
    — Independent Publisher, Apr 11 2016

World Noir

  • Maurizio de Giovanni

    The Bastards of Pizzofalcone

    2016, pp. 228, £ 10.99
    A new series of hardboiled crime fiction set in contemporary Naples by the author of the internationally bestselling Commissario Ricciardi series.
  • Joe Flanagan

    Lesser Evils

    2016, pp. 416, £ 11.99
    An exciting entry into the noir canon, Joe Flanagan’s Lesser Evils expertly reimagines 1957 Cape Cod, where the mystifying murder of a local...
  • Maurizio de Giovanni

    The Bottom of Your Heart. Inferno for Commissario Ricciardi

    2015, pp. 464, £ 11.99
    In the middle of a summer heat wave, as Naples prepares for one of its most important holy days, a renowned surgeon falls to his death from his office...
  • Piergiorgio Pulixi

    The Night of the Panthers

    2015, pp. 288, £ 10.99
    An action-packed thriller about dirty cops and ruthless drug cartels
  • Massimo Carlotto

    Gang of Lovers

    2015, pp. 208, £ 8.99
    A new installment in the popular Alligator series
  • Maurizio de Giovanni

    Viper. No Resurrection for Commissario Ricciardi

    2015, pp. 352, £ 10.99
    Commissario Ricciardi, who possesses the dubious gift of being able to see and hear the last seconds in the lives of those who have suffered a violent...