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Domenico Starnone


"Absolutely gripping from start to finish… a really stunning book."—Victoria Hislop

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.

Elena Ferrante

HBO joins Rai to coproduce the tv series based on Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet

HBO and Italian state broadcaster Rai have teamed up on “My Brilliant Friend,” the hotly anticipated drama series based on the first of four “Neapolitan Novels” written by Italian author Elena Ferrante, whose books have legions of fervent fans around the world.

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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

  • An adaptation of Europa Editions title Suburra by Carlo Bonini and Giancarlo De Cataldo is to be broadcast as a 10-part drama series for Netflix this autumn. Suburra, a "fast-paced" crime thriller set in Rome, will be published by Europa on 24th August. The title is a...
    — The Bookseller, Aug 3 2017
  • My long standing passion for crime novels seems to have diminished considerably of late, or perhaps it's more accurate to say that I've become a lot more selective. I've been quite disappointed by books that have apparently set the world on fire, and that's made me more cautious...
    — Harriet Devine's Blog, Aug 2 2017
  • Mother and housewife Olga, 38, is left by her husband Mario, 40, for a girl they have both known since she was fifteen. Olga and Mario have two children and a dog, and live in a flat in a tower block in Turin. This is a story of a midlife crisis; of Mario who questions his male...
    — Contemporary Psychotherapy, Aug 2 2017
  • Based on a real-life scandal, Suburra is set in the closing days of Burlusconi’s feckless reign, as a coterie of mafia outfits and corrupt politicians try to make Ostia, the ancient port of Rome, into a Macau-style gambling haven. The cosmology of Italy’s underworld is sordid,...
    — Literary Hub, Aug 1 2017
  • When Amalia becomes wet nurse to Spain’s infant Princess Eulalia, her own newborn son, Tomas, in tow, she does not know the far-reaching ramifications of the position. It is a time of revolution, and though Amalia returns home after her two-year tenure, shortly thereafter the...
    — Booklist, Aug 1 2017
  • n 1993, 18-year-old Marco Malatesta, the hero of this fast-moving crime thriller from journalist Bonini and novelist De Cataldo (The Father and the Foreigner), was a “hoodlum from Talenti with plenty of heart.” He followed a gang leader known as Samurai, who asserted that...
    — Publisher’s Weekly, Aug 1 2017
  • As its title suggests, Boualem Sansal’s award-winning 2084: The End of the World takes some of its inspiration from George Orwell’s 1984. Sansal keeps some of the details of his futuristic setting intentionally obscured until late in the book – this is a novel told from...
    — Signature, Jul 29 2017
  • Her letters and interviews are decidedly not mere chatter: they are literary works. They show artistry and imagination, and Ferrante even notes the difficulty of answering interview questions because they lead her into a complicated maze of storytelling, artifacts, and searching.
    — Kenyon Review, Jul 25 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.