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The Enlightenment of The Greengage Tree shortlisted for 2020 International Booker Prize

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Europa Editions and Iperborea will co-publish THE PASSENGER, one of the most successful publishing projects in recent years, dedicated to telling the story of a country or city and its people.

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The Neapolitan Novels

  • Cover: My Brilliant Friend - Elena Ferrante

    Elena Ferrante

    My Brilliant Friend

    2012, pp. 336, £ 12.99
    A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about...
  • Cover: The Story of a New Name - Elena Ferrante

    Elena Ferrante

    The Story of a New Name

    2013, pp. 480, £ 12.99
    The Story of a New Name is a sweeping, generous-hearted, and brilliantly realized masterpiece by one of Italy's most important contemporary...
  • Cover: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay - Elena Ferrante

    Elena Ferrante

    Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

    2014, pp. 400, £ 12.99
    In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women
  • Cover: The Story of the Lost Child - Elena Ferrante

    Elena Ferrante

    The Story of the Lost Child

    2015, pp. 464, £ 12.99
    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 Passenger: Greece is the first English-language instalment of Europa Editions and Italian publisher Iberborea’s The Passenger series (volumes on Brazil and Turkey scheduled for the autumn). In twelve essays, it aims to tell the story of Greece through “its shifting culture...
    — The TLS, Jun 4 2020
  • “A powerful and deeply civilized memoir.”
    — The New York Times, Feb 24 2020
  • “Tremendously eclectic and classily produced… Each volume gets under the skin of each country or city in a multifaceted way that feels essential in these times of narrowing national horizons.”
    — The Bookseller, Feb 19 2020
  • “The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree is a hugely ambitious book, blending familial drama with the history of a nation during a conflicted era. At times, those shifts between the micro and the macro—and back again—can be dizzying, but I appreciated Azar’s sense of...
    — Words without Borders, Feb 17 2020
  • Written by a political refugee who moved to Australia, a novel in which the ghost of a 13-year-old girl narrates her family's flight from their home in Tehran to a small village in hopes of preserving their intellectual freedom.
    — The New York Times, Feb 17 2020
  • Originally published in Italy in 2017, and translated by Will Schutt, this new installment of the “Alligator” series begins when ex-con and private eye Marco Buratti, aka “the Alligator,” falls into a trap laid by his nemesis. He and his partners, Max the Memory and Beniamino...
    — Crime Reads, Feb 17 2020
  • “The complexity of the plot recalls Chandler, and the tough-guy intelligence of Marco, the narrator, has the hard-boiled think-on-your-feet smarts of the best pulp fiction… Exhilarating.”
    — The Times Crime Club, Feb 17 2020
  • “The real problem is, in the age of globalisation, prostitution is an unstoppable phenomenon: human beings worth something on the sex market, especially women and children, are transformed into goods for sale or rent. Exploited until they die…” This is a crime novel...
    — NB Magazine, Feb 14 2020

World Noir

  • Cover: Puppies - Maurizio de Giovanni

    Maurizio de Giovanni


    2020, pp. 352, £ 8.99
    This new instalment in Maurizio de Giovanni’s bestselling “Bastards of Pizzofalcone” series unfolds during the crisp beginning of April in contemporary...
  • Cover: Blues for Outlaw Hearts and Old Whores - Massimo Carlotto

    Massimo Carlotto

    Blues for Outlaw Hearts and Old Whores

    2020, pp. 208, £ 12.99
    International secret police operations, drug trafficking, prostitution, and identity theft set the stage for the eternal struggle between Good and...
  • Cover: Cold for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone - Maurizio de Giovanni

    Maurizio de Giovanni

    Cold for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone

    2019, pp. 320, £ 13.99
    Cold winds, political hijinks, and murder on the streets of Naples
  • Cover: The Second Rider - Alex Beer

    Alex Beer

    The Second Rider

    2018, pp. 336, £ 12.99
    First in historical crime series by “the new star of Austrian crime fiction.”—( Kronen Zeitung)
  • Cover: The Night of Rome - Carlo Bonini, Giancarlo De Cataldo

    Carlo Bonini, Giancarlo De Cataldo

    The Night of Rome

    2018, pp. 320, £ 12.99
    In the night of Rome, nothing is what it seems
  • Cover: Chourmo - Jean-Claude Izzo

    Jean-Claude Izzo


    2018, pp. 256, £ 11.99
    Book two in the Marseilles trilogy. His cousin's disappearance drags Montale back onto the mean streets of a violent, crime-infested Marseilles.