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Neapolitan Novels set for TV adaptation

"The writer’s popular books are being adapted by the producers behind Sky’s Gomorrah, with each of the four volumes becoming an eight-episode series."—The Guardian

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Dario Fo

In his critically acclaimed first novel, Nobel laureate Dario Fo recounts the story of Renaissance Italy’s most powerful and immoral family and their favorite daughter, Lucrezia Borgia.

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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

  • The French-Iranian author Fariba Hachtroudi’s English denunciation entrance is a profound, masterfully crafted romance about life underneath a bloody regime, about woe and resilience, law and blame and a delight of adore over fear. Two survivors of a total state, “the...
    — Britain Weekly, Feb 11 2016
  • …a profound, exquisitely crafted novella about life under a merciless regime, about torture and resilience, truth and culpability and the triumph of love over fear.
    — The Independent, Feb 10 2016
  • Ferrante artfully charts the changes in post-war Italian society: the class struggle, the continued vice grip of Fascism, and the role of women within a notoriously patriarchal culture.
    — The Irish Times, Feb 8 2016
  • The PEN American Center on Tuesday announced the finalists for its 2016 PEN Literary Awards. Taken together, the prizes, fellowships and grants from the literary and human rights organization will confer $200,000 on writers, editors and translators this year. Photo Viet...
    — The New York Times, Feb 3 2016
  • It’s hard to adequately describe just what is so alluring about Elena Ferrante’s writing. As Gabriella and I discuss in our conversation, it is a voice—as it is translated by Ann Goldstein—that is quite different to what both Gabriella and I are usually drawn to. In our...
    — Erratic Dialogues, Feb 2 2016
  • In her refusal to emerge as a figure of flesh and blood, Elena Ferrante is an anatopism in today’s publishing industry. This is part of her project of un-personifying the author, allowing her works to speak louder than her physical presence, but it also has the effect of drawing...
    — Erratic Dialogues, Feb 2 2016
  • Lucrezia Borgia was Pope Alexander VI’s daughter. One of the most famous women in history, she was the beautiful victim of her corrupt, murderous family, made into a villainess by history in much the same way a raped woman may be stoned in some parts of the world. Lucrezia...
    — Historical novel society, Feb 2 2016
  • In de Giovanni’s engrossing sequel to 2013’s The Crocodile, a band of miscreant detectives with blemishes on their records are transferred from various Naples precincts to the city’s Pizzofalcone region, to replace four corrupt cops. Lt. Giuseppe Lojacono—one of the “Bastards...
    — Publishers Weekly, Feb 2 2016

World Noir

  • Maurizio de Giovanni

    The Bottom of Your Heart

    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


    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...
  • Mallock

    The Faces of God

    2015, pp. 347, £ 10.99
    A supernatural and theological thriller, The Faces of God is superior fiction for fans of the TV series True Detective and of novels by writers...
  • Philippe Georget

    Autumn, All The Cats Return

    2014, pp. 432, £ 10.99
    In this sequel to Georget’s Summertime, All the Cats Are Bored, Lieutenant Gilles Sebag discovers more than just a killer, but an entire secret...