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Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend, translated by Ann Goldstein, was named the Best Book of the 21st Century by The New York Times Book Review, which selected it after surveying hundreds of “literary luminaries” about their top 10 books since 2000.

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The House on Via Gemito longlisted for the International Booker Prize

We are extremely pleased to announce that The House on Via Gemito by Domenico Starnone, translated from the Italian by Oonagh Stransky, has been longlisted for the 2024 International Booker Prize!

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  • Cover: My Brilliant Friend - Elena Ferrante

    Elena Ferrante

    My Brilliant Friend

    2012, pp. 336, $ 18.00
    A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about...
  • Cover: The Story of a New Name - Elena Ferrante

    Elena Ferrante

    The Story of a New Name

    2013, pp. 480, $ 18.00
    The Story of a New Name is a sweeping, generous-hearted, and brilliantly realized masterpiece by one of Italy's most important contemporary...
  • Cover: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay - Elena Ferrante

    Elena Ferrante

    Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

    2014, pp. 400, $ 18.00
    In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women.
  • Cover: The Story of the Lost Child - Elena Ferrante

    Elena Ferrante

    The Story of the Lost Child

    2015, pp. 480, $ 18.00
    This fourth and final of Elena Ferrante's renowned Neapolitan Novels follows the concluding chapter in the moving and turbulent friendship of Elena...


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