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Fast-paced crime thriller set in Rome: Gomorrah meets House of Cards.

Saleem Haddad

The Polari Prize

Saleem Haddad's Guapa (Europa Editions) has been awarded the Polari First Book Prize 2017 for his "intimate and complex" portrait of gay life in the Arab world.

Elena Ferrante to become Guardian Weekend's new columnist

Author of bestselling Neapolitan novels says she was keen to test herself with the ‘bold, anxious exercise’ of writing regular pieces for the magazine

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The Neapolitan Novels

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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 Sacco Gang by Andrea Camilleri (Europa £9.99) could only be Sicilian. Set in the west of the island in the early decades of the last century, this historical novel from the author the Inspector Montalbano series, translated by Stephen Sartarelli, tells the true story of...
    — Th Sunday Times, Jul 28 2018
  • In this sophisticated debut, a French-Iranian woman tells of her home country’s violent history and her family’s escape to Paris
    — The Guardian, Jul 25 2018
  • This is a mad-cap novel that comes like a breathe of fresh air to the sticky summer heat. Bold and inventive, Mad Boy is packed with action, adventure, drama and genuine belly laughs. It’s the story of Henry Phipps, a ten-year-old boy from Maryland, for whom troubles abound...
    — Nudge Book, Jul 22 2018
  • The French-Iranian filmmaker Négar Djavadi’s first novel, Disoriental, translated by Tina Kover, is narrated by Kimiâ Sadr, who flees Iran aged ten with her mother and sisters in the middle of one night in 1981. As the author herself once did, they spend five nights crossing...
    — The Times Literary Suplement, Jul 20 2018
  • With a blurb promising a story of growing up in exile and even the title cleverly playing on words ‘disoriented’ and a sense of ‘disassociating’ oneself from ‘oriental’, this was always going to be a book that appealed to me. However, even if you are not as fascinated...
    — Shiny New Books, Jul 18 2018
  • “When I was twelve, other people thought I was a prodigy who dazzled and disturbed… by the time I was twenty, I’d learned to deride the facility of my hands as if it were a weakness.” Daniele Mallarico, who speaks these words, is a renegade Neapolitan, an old man on the...
    — Bookanista, Jul 18 2018
  • Set during the fall of the Ottoman Empire, this is billed as a "Turkish War and Peace. Author Altan, an advocate for Kurdish and Armenian minorities, was sentenced to life imprisonment in February 2018. Margaret Atwood, Orhan Pamuk and JM Coetzee are among those who signed...
    — The Bookseller, Jul 18 2018
  • The author leaves you gasping for breath at the excitement taking place within a beautifully understanding of a chaotic, mostly forgotten war.
    — Yorkshire Gazette, Jul 16 2018

World Noir

  • Carlo Bonini, Giancarlo De Cataldo

    The Night of Rome

    2018, pp. 320, £ 12.99
    In the night of Rome, nothing is what it seems
  • 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.
  • Maurizio de Giovanni

    Nameless Serenade

    2018, pp. 416, £ 12.99
    A long, rainy, deadly Autumn in Naples.
  • Jean-Claude Izzo

    Total Chaos

    2018, pp. 256, £ 11.99
    In Jean-Claude Izzo’s “Mediterranean noir” mysteries, the city of Marseilles is explosive, breathtakingly beautiful, and deadly.
  • Karin Brynard

    Weeping Waters

    2018, pp. 512, £ 12.99
    “The Afrikaans Stieg Larsson.”— Rooi Rose (South Africa)
  • Carlo Bonini, Giancarlo De Cataldo


    2017, pp. 528, £ 13.99
    Fast-paced crime thriller set in Rome: Gomorrah meets House of Cards