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Ferrante Fever in Leeds

FREE but tickets must be booked in advance

Elena Ferrante’s bestselling Neapolitan Quartet has become a worldwide phenomenon, published in 39 countries, but its Italian author remains anonymous. This evening a distinguished international panel discuss Ferrante’s work and its impact. Ann Goldstein, Ferrante’s acclaimed translator; Daniela Petracco, director of Europa Editions, UK; Ferrante’s UK publisher; Thea Lenarduzzi, Times Literary Supplement commissioning editor and author of the blog ‘Ferrante Fever’ and Tiziana de Rogatis, Associate Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the University for Foreigners in Siena, author of articles on Ferrante and her global success. The evening ends with a Q&A discussion with the audience.

Event organised by University of Leeds (Italian and LivItaly) in conjunction with Ilkley Literature Festival; Leeds City Council; Italian Cultural Institute of London; The Times Literary Supplement; and The Italianist. Funded by: University of Leeds (SRDF, School of Languages Cultures and Societies) Leeds Inspired.

Ilkley Literature Festival - Thursday 13th October - 7:00 pm - University of Leeds - Conference Auditorium 2