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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, £ 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

  • Daniele Mallarico, in his seventies, is on his way from Milan to Naples, where he has agreed to care for his four-year-old grandson Mario for three days so that his daughter and son-in-law can attend a professional mathematics conference. Daniele, already late with illustrations...
    — Seeing the world through books, Mar 13 2018
  • Starnone expertly plucks some of the short story’s essence, twisting and molding his own work into a marvel of metafiction that feels fresh and surprising.
    — The Washington Post, Mar 13 2018
  • Jhumpa Lahiri may have made a name for herself with award-winning fiction like Interpreter of Maladies and The Namesake, but lately, the author has been finding new creative fulfillment in an adjacent practice: translation. Over the past few years, Lahiri has immersed...
    — Entertainment Weekly, Mar 12 2018
  • In his playful new novel, translated from the Italian by Jhumpa Lahiri, Strega prize winner Starnone pits Daniele, a cranky 75-year-old artist, against his obstinate four-year-old grandson in a three-day battle of wills. Daniele, still convalescing from surgery, is babysitter...
    — BBC Culture, Mar 1 2018
  • Domenico Starnone’s new novel Trick has all the coherence and intensity of a classic two-hand play. An older man and his grandson of four square off in an apartment in Naples, matching barbs and power plays over the course of a baby-sitting trip set up so the child’s parents...
    — Lit Hub, Mar 1 2018
  • Djavadi’s momentous first novel is a both a multigenerational family saga and a history of modern Iran. Narrated by 25-year-old Kimia Sadr, the story opens in 1996 in a fertility clinic in Paris, but Kimia’s Iranian ancestors’ stories take over right there in the waiting...
    — Publishers Weekly, Feb 26 2018
  • A grandfather has to look after his four-year-old grandson for a few days — with hilarious consequences! So the sell-line for the YouTube version of Domenico Starnone’s Trick (trans Jhumpa Lahiri, Europa, £11.99) might run: small child hurling granddad’s paints and pencils...
    — The Sunday Times, Feb 25 2018

World Noir

  • 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
  • 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...