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Elena Ferrante

Listed in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, 2016

Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. She is the author of seven novels: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, The Lost Daughter, the quartet of Neapolitan novels: My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child, as well as Frantumaglia, a selection of interviews, letters and occasional writings. She is one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors.

Ann Goldstein has translated all of Elena Ferrante’s work. She is an editor at the New Yorker and a recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli Translation Prize. 


Age/Sydney Morning Herald feature and full interview
LA Times
Paris Review 
Vanity Fair   
Harper's Magazine
Financial Times
New Yorker

‘What has Ferrante taught you about writing?’ Read Penny Hueston’s interview with Sandra Ozzola, Elena Ferrante’s editor and publisher.

Do you prefer Elena Ferrante or Karl Ove Knausgaard? Joshua Rothman, in an article for the New Yorker, compares the political and the aesthetic in the works of these two great writers.


Read Elena Ferrante on her choice to remain anonymous, in the London Review of Books.

‘Who is the real Italian novelist writing as Elena Ferrante?’ The Guardian examines the writer’s choice to remain anonymous.

We’ve grown accustomed to finding the true meaning of books in the histories of their authors, in where they were born and how they grew up, in their credentials or refreshing lack thereof. Forget the intentional fallacy; ours is the age of the biographical fallacy.’ Dayna Tortorici, n+1

Visit the individual book pages for more reviews, interviews and features on Elena Ferrrante and her work.

Elena Ferrante’s weekend column in the Guardian

‘At 30, I began taking sleeping pills, but slept only four hours a night’, 26 May 2018


Titles byElena Ferrante