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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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Europa Editions is dedicated to bridging cultural divides by introducing fresh international voices into the American and British marketplaces. Explore our diverse catalogue by region and take in what the world has to offer.

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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

  • Domenico’s Ties was one of my favourite books of 2017 so it’s safe to say I was eagerly anticipating his next. In Trick, a successful illustrator and his 4 year old grandson are shut inside an apartment in Naples. A sharp observation of two unlikely rivals matching wits and...
    — Bookriot, Jan 9 2018
  • Near-future-set tale about an evolutionary scientist who hopes to study a colony of Bonobo apes in order to prove her revolutionary feminist theory of reproduction. But a sudden change in the weather changes everything.
    — The Bookseller, Jan 8 2018
  • Englis-language début and the first in a series, featuring Inspector Albertus Beeslar, who has abandoned inner-city policing in Johannesburg in favour of a backwater post on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. But his dream of rural peace is soon shattered when an artist and her...
    — The Bookseller, Jan 8 2018
  • Jacques Testard Publisher, Fitzcarraldo Editions I wish I’d published: Ferocity by Nicola Lagioia (translated by Anthony Shugaar, Europa Editions), a Lynchian noir set in southern Italy.
    — The Guardian, Dec 29 2017
  • Daniela Petracco Director, Europa Editions The book that made my year: Ties by Domenico Starnone is a powerful short novel about relationships, family, love and the ineluctable consequences of our actions. Lucidly rendered into English by Jhumpa Lahiri, it was selected...
    — The Guardian, Dec 29 2017
  • This is a tribute to Orwell’s classic Nineteen Eighty-Four – set in the distant future, 2084 presents itself as a cry of protest against totalitarianism of all kinds. In this time, citizens submit to a single god, free thoughts and remembering are forbidden, and surveillance...
    — Turnaround Blog, Dec 11 2017
  • Kimiâ Sadr fled Iran at age 10 with her mother and sisters to join her father in France. Now 25 and waiting in a Parisian fertility clinic, Kimiâ—storyteller extraordinaire—is inundated by her own memories and the stories of her ancestors, which come to her in unstoppable...
    — Publishers Weekly, Dec 10 2017
  • Domenico Starnone’s Ties (Europa £9.99)is a 144-page novel punching three times that weight. From three viewpoints, it dissects a marriage that has survived more than 50 years, despite infidelities. An outstanding achievement from the writer once suspected of being Elena Ferrante...
    — The Sunday Times, Nov 27 2017

World Noir

  • Carlo Bonini, Giancarlo De Cataldo


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

    Glass Souls. Moths for Commissario Ricciardi

    2017, pp. 416, £ 12.99
    The eighth entry in Maurizio de Giovanni's internationally bestselling Commissario Ricciardi series.
  • Philippe Georget

    Crimes of Winter

    2017, pp. 448, £ 12.99
    Crime, suspense, and marital woes
  • 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, £ 12.99
    A new series of hardboiled crime fiction set in contemporary Naples by the author of the internationally bestselling Commissario Ricciardi series.