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"...the leanest, most understated and emotionally powerful novel by Domenico Starnone..."—Rachel Donadio, The New York Times

Elena Ferrante

The Neapolitan Novels Coming to HBO

HBO and Italian state broadcaster Rai will broadcast a new drama series based on the international literary hit My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.

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The Neapolitan Quartet

  • Elena Ferrante

    My Brilliant Friend

    2012, pp. 336, $ 17.00
    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, $ 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...
  • 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
  • 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...


Recent press

  • "The cosmology of Italy’s underworld is sordid, byzantine, and endlessly fascinating; here it’s brought to you by the joint efforts of a prominent crime novelist and a reporter from Italy’s left-leaning daily paper, La Repubblica."
    — Literary Hub, Aug 1 2017
  • "In this gritty, beautifully translated crime novel, Bonini, a journalist for La Repubblica, and de Cataldo, a novelist, screenwriter, and circuit court judge in Rome, delve into the complex world of Italian political corruption."
    — Library Journal (Starred Review), Aug 1 2017
  • “Ferrante keeps us teetering with anticipation of change as we read page after page of Elena’s ruthless psychological insights, and witness her pathological excavation of her feelings."
    — Los Angeles Review of Books, Jul 29 2017
  • “Most wonderful, though, is the author’s eye for the eccentric in what’s perfectly normal.”
    — Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 28 2017
  • “An award-winning playwright, Harrington captures her characters with quick strokes and sharp dialogue, creating a complex and richly told tale.”
    — The Washington Post, Jul 18 2017
  • "Set in Bosnia in 1995, at the height of the country’s civil war, this taut thriller is distinguished by its literary polish and moral heft."
    — Publishers Weekly, Jul 14 2017
  • “A wonderfully sophisticated and self-aware novel that takes dead aim at our decadent dreams."
    — Charles D'Ambrosio, author of THE POINT, Jul 10 2017
  • De Giovanni is a "major European crime novelist"
    — The Washington Post, Jul 5 2017