Nothing quite like it has ever been published before . . . Brilliant novels, exquisitely translated. -- Meghan O'Rourke * The Guardian * Elena Ferrante has established herself as the foremost writer in Italyand in the world. * The Sunday Times * Stunning. An intense, forensic exploration of friendship. * The TLS * To the uninitiated, Elena Ferrante is best described as Balzac meets The Sopranos and rewrites feminist theory. * The Times * Ferrantes writing seems to say something that hasnt been said before, in a way so compelling its readers forget where they are, abandon friends and disdain sleep. -- Joanna Biggs * LRB * A modern classic. * The Times * "Ferrante confronts female sexual awakening with such an absence of romantic enchantment it leaves you gasping." * The Daily Mail * "Elena Ferrante is an expert chronicler of adolescence and its many indignities, as well as its erratic, overwhelming passions." * The Observer * "Ferrante is a hypnotist." * The Spectator *
Elena Ferrante is the author of The Days of Abandonment (Europa, 2005), Troubling Love (Europa, 2006), The Lost Daughter (Europa, 2008), and the four novels known as the Neapolitan Quartet (My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child) which were published by Europa Editions between 2012 and 2015. My Brilliant Friend, the HBO series directed by Saverio Costanzo, premiered in 2018. Ferrante is also the author of Frantumaglia: A Writers Journey (Europa, 2016), a childrens picture book illustrated by Mara Cerri, The Beach at Night (Europa, 2016), and a collection of personal essays illustrated by Andrea Ucini entitled Incidental Inventions (Europa, 2019). The Lost Daughter was made into a feature film directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal and starring Olivia Colman. Her most recent novel is The Lying Life of Adults (Europa, 2020). In the Margins, a collection of original essays on reading and writing, was published by Europa in 2022. Ann Goldstein is one of the most accomplished translators from the Italian working today. Best known for her translations of Elena Ferrantes oeuvre, she has also brought to Anglo-Saxon readers novels by Primo Levi, Pierpaolo Pasolini, Alessandro Baricco and other classic and contemporary Italian writers.