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.
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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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
Given that Francesca Melandri’s novel Eva Sleeps has received such critical acclaim in Italy, it is no surprise that a narrative with such far-reaching themes and situations is set to become a film project in the near future. This is a book that realizes the full implications...
— World Literature Today, Oct 26 2016
Fans of Stacy Schiff's meticulous research of The Witches: Salem, 1692 and Oliver Pötzsch's solemn tone in The Hangman's Daughter will relish this well-imagined personal journey.
— Library Journal, Oct 26 2016
Richard Francis (Judge Sewall's Apology) turns to historical fiction to tell the story of a Salem witch trials judge from a personal perspective. Crane Pond is an intimate look at this 17th-century American colonist, who married the first black couple in Boston, was a devoted...
— Shelf Awareness, Oct 25 2016
Elena Ferrante has written her first children’s book… and it’s terrifying. The Beach at Night is narrated by a doll named Celina forgotten by her owner on the beach. As night falls, she must endure endless horrors before she makes her way back home. Frights include...
— Entertainment Weekly, Oct 25 2016
Accidentally left at the beach by a five-year-old girl named Mati, a doll endures a disturbing night by the sea in pseudonymous novelist Ferrante's (nominal) first children's book. Narrating in first person, the doll doesn't mince words, whether about the cat that she fears has...
— Publisher's Weekly, Oct 25 2016
“Beyond the window, everything moves [in the storm]: paper trees, toy cars, stick houses, straw dogs. Foam spreads through the streets like a stain…The tide uproots what the wind is unable to demolish. The building withstands the battering. Everyone talks at the same time...
— Seeing the World Through Books, Oct 24 2016
The Italian’s translator Ann Goldstein fears the novelist’s ‘outing’ will stop her from writing I am telling Ann Goldstein, Elena Ferrante’s translator, how interesting I found Frantumaglia — a “jumble of fragments” — the collection of the Italian writer’s...