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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

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.

Maurizio de Giovanni

The Commissario Ricciardi Series

"Maurizio de Giovanni just keeps getting better and better."—Mary Whipple

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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

  • ast year, I decided to treat myself to a new copy of Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan, a novel I have loved ever since I first read it as a teenager, and whose dreamy opening line in its original translation from the French by Irene Ash – “A strange melancholy pervades...
    — The Guardian, Jul 25 2016
  • This book THE YOUNG BRIDE is gorgeous and a must read!
    — Twitter, Jul 20 2016
  • Expertly translated by Curtis, Gillot’s novel about soccer is about more than the bruising arena of competitive sports. It is also a delicate character study of a solitary man slowly rejoining the world. Growing up, Vincent Barteau dreamed of being a professional soccer player.
    — Publishers Weekly, Jul 18 2016
  • Both timeless and artistically contemporary, The Young Bride in its own book-body enacts the movement between desire and despair – and the effort to achieve a balance between them while sensing "a defining infamy" in everything human.
    — On the Seawall, Jul 18 2016
  • Katie Roiphe Author and journalist I just got back from my wedding in Jamaica, for which I packed an optimistic number of books: Alexander Maksik’s riveting and disturbing novel Shelter in Place (Europa), which is a totally original exploration of mental illness, sexual...
    — The Guardian, Jul 17 2016
  • Borgiamania All tours lead to Rome. In 2015, over 13 million people visited the Eternal City. 7 million visited Vaticanland, where every Wednesday the Pope drives out in his Pope-mobile among the masses in St. Peter’s Square like Mickey Mouse at the entrance to the Magical...
    — European Literature Network, Jul 17 2016
  • The Young Bride (Europa, 176pp; £10.99) is a peculiar tale about a woman who is about to marry into a family where the inhabitants never seem to sleep. As the big day approaches, the atmosphere becomes ever more surreal.
    — The Times, Jul 12 2016
  • Sergio Y. by Alexandre Vidal Porto Alex Ladd renders in aggressively plainspoken English Alexandre Vidal Porto's short but powerful novel about a renowned therapist from São Paulo named Armando. Despite the fact that Armando is so renowned, he failed to recognize that...
    — The Stranger, Jul 7 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