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Elena Ferrante

My Brilliant Friend is now a play by BBC Radio 4

From the book by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein. Dramatised by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Directed by Celia de Wolff. A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Shelter in Place

An Interview with Alexander Maksik

“I have always been drawn to art because it is an utterly lawless world, limited only by a person’s courage and imagination. So what do I shy away from? Cowardice. I revile cowardice in art. I revile the idea that we should be writing benign and careful books." A. Maksik

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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

  • Elena Ferrante, the bestselling pseudonymous Italian author, has been published in 39 countries. Her wish to conceal her identity was dramatically undermined earlier this month, however, when an Italian journalist “outed” her as the Rome-based translator Anita Raja. “I...
    — The Evening Standard, Oct 28 2016
  • This day in a life of a gay man under a post-Arab spring dictatorship is as compelling as it is insightful
    — The Guardian, Oct 28 2016
  • Alessandro Baricco, born in Turin in 1958, is an important figure on the Italian literary scene, not just for his own books – six of which are available in English – but also because of his founding of the Holden School (named after Salinger’s character in Catcher in the...
    — Three Monkeys Online, Oct 28 2016
  • Francesca Melandri‘s debut novel Eva Dorme (English language title: Eva Sleeps), was snapped up by Italian publisher Mondadori within days of being read by it’s chief editor – a clever decision as the book has become a best-seller, winner of an Elle magazine book of the...
    — Three Monkeys Online, Oct 27 2016
  • This neat, pocket-sized novel packs a real punch.
    — Best Translated Book Awards, Oct 27 2016
  • From a time before I can remember, I’ve refused to wear buttons. No one knows why. All I know is what my mother told me—that when I was about two years old I had a shirt I would not wear until she cut off the buttons. Did I cry or throw a tantrum? What did I say? My mother...
    — Hazlitt, Oct 27 2016
  • The author of the international best-selling Neapolitan quartet is frank about her choice to remain anonymous, beginning with her first publication in 1991. When her publishers asked how she planned to help promote her first novel, Troubling Love, she wrote, “I do not intend...
    —, Oct 27 2016
  • A Prix Senghor 2015 winner by Tehran-born Reza, who came to France as a teenager in the 1980s, this debut opens in a remote mountain village in 1920s Iran. When teenage Sardar marries barely pubescent Talla and takes her away to live on the outskirts of Tehran, she becomes the...
    — Library Journal, Oct 26 2016

World Noir

  • Maurizio de Giovanni

    Darkness for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone

    2016, pp. 320, £ 10.99
    A child is kidnapped. A high-class apartment is burgled. The two crimes seem to have no connection at all until Inspector Lojacono, known as “the...
  • Massimo Carlotto

    For All the Gold in the World

    2016, pp. 192, £ 9.99
    A brand new Carlotto, darker than ever...
  • 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