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Festival of Italian Literature in London

"After Ferrante" with Rebecca Servadio, Christopher MacLehose, Eva Ferri. "Suburra. When in Rome, do as Netflix does" with Giancarlo De Cataldo.

Saleem Haddad

The Polari Prize

Guapa by Saleem Haddad has been included in the Polari First Book Prize shortlist. The winner will be revealed on 13th October.

The Story of the Lost Child on BBC Radio 4

Elena Ferrante

The dramatization of The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante will be broadcasted on BBC Radio 4 on 1st October and the two following Sundays.

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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

  • Berlusconi Babylon might be an alternative title for Carlo Bonini and Giancarlo De Cataldo’s Suburra, translated by Antony Shugaar (Europa £13.99), which has already been turned into an Italian Netflix series. Set in Rome in 2011, the bunga-bunga premier’s last year in power,...
    — The Times, Sep 17 2017
  • Caustic and blunt, Suburra is a reminder that crime fiction can say as much about a society as other genres.
    — The Guardian, Sep 17 2017
  • This debut novel by young Mexican author Aura Xilonen is written from the perspective of an illegal immigrant lives in a border town straddling the US and Mexico who becomes a champion boxer. Written in “Spanglish”, the sucker-punch filled story offers a torn reflection...
    — iNews, Sep 13 2017
  • The wonderful thing about being a reader is that even when you’re familiar with the classics of English literature, there are still bookshelves all over the world to explore. These writers, featured in Radio 4’s Reading Europe series, are some of the most famous novelists...
    — BBC Radio 4, Sep 11 2017
  • Italy has become stiff competition for Mexico these days in matters of film, and TV series about organized crime. Books, of course, have been the catalyst for nearly all of these recent adaptations. First, in 2005 the powerful and award-winning film Romanzo Criminale, adapted...
    — Bookwitty, Sep 11 2017
  • Historical fiction or fiction inspired by real events often runs the risk of yielding to the temptation of aggrandising one’s subject, of over-valorising the kernel of truth for the sake of effect and novelty, of the triumph of a first discovery. Like Arrowby in Iris Murdoch’s...
    — Bookanista, Sep 8 2017
  • A rich and readable cautionary tale for strong-minded readers.
    — Library Journal, Sep 7 2017
  • “It’s good to write in the middle of a storm,” says the consul while conceding that it might not be ethical, which is why he focuses on the French poet Arthur Rimbaud in his own work.
    — Library Journal, Sep 7 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.