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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

  • Science fiction is as broad a church as any other genre, from full-on laser-zapping space operas to subtle literary speculative tales only slightly removed from modern reality. This week we have two books that fall into the latter category, books that have taken recent advances...
    — The Big Issue, Jun 3 2018
  • “The truth of memory is strange, isn’t it? Our memories select, eliminate, exaggerate, minimize, glorify, denigrate. They create their own versions of events and serve up their own reality. Disparate but cohesive. Imperfect yet sincere.” Thus begins a compulsive, fiercely...
    — Bookanista, May 25 2018
  • Camilleri, best known for his popular Inspector Montalbano mysteries, offers a vivid historical novel based on the true story of the five Sacco brothers who fought the violence of the Mafia, the treachery of the fascists, and the corruption of the police and courts in 1920s Sicily.
    — Publishers Weekly, May 22 2018
  • “The novel pulsates with life but does not shirk from violence….. The gorgeous prose…takes the edge off the relentless turmoil described throughout.”
    — The Financial Times, May 18 2018
  • Négar Djavadi’s debut novel Disoriental (Désorientale, 2016) is a wide-ranging story of an Iranian family that finds refuge in France, after being persecuted under the Shah and Khomeini regimes in Iran. At the core of the novel is Kimiâ Sadr, who sits at a fertility clinic...
    — Helsinki Book Review, May 17 2018
  • …prose that seduces, shocks and takes the reader on a unique journey, featuring a gallery of larger than life characters from all walks of life in all their splendour and fallibilities. Treat yourself.
    — Crime Time, May 16 2018
  • The one thing you can be sure of when reading Alina Bronsky is that she never writes the same novel twice. And that’s probably because her main protagonists are as different as different can be. While Baba Dunja is probably of the same generation as Rosa from The Sharpest...
    — Lizzy's Literary Life, May 4 2018
  • omenico Starnone’s fourteenth novel Trick is a case of The Turn of the Screw- driver: the plot hinges on whether one can be found and our narrator, Daniele Mallar- ico, released from an unsettling trap. But it is a different ghostly tale by Henry James – “The Jolly Corner”...
    — The Times, Apr 23 2018

World Noir

  • 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
  • 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. 336, £ 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...