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Mara Cerri

Mara Cerri

Mara Cerri’s illustrations have appeared in the Washington Post, Columbia University Magazine, Galison, Guideposts, and many Italian publications including il Manifesto and Internazionale. She created the animations for Giacomo Durzi’s documentary, Ferrante Fever, and illustrated Elena Ferrante’s tale, The Beach at Night. She is the author and illustrator of many books. She was born in Pesaro, Italy.

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Elena Ferrante’s New York Times bestselling masterpiece, My Brilliant Friend, is now an extraordinary graphic novel, adapted by Chiara Lagani and illustrated by Mara Cerri.
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Latest reviews

  • “It's not surprising that it has now gotten the graphic novel treatment.” 

    — Book Riot, Nov 13 2023
  • “Classics often pale in their retelling, but this homage to Ferrante's epic shines with its own light.”
    — Kirkus Reviews (starred), Oct 18 2023
  • “This adaptation exquisitely captures Ferrante's story of a passionate and consuming friendship.”
    — Publishers Weekly, Oct 18 2023
  • “This adaptation of the first volume in the Neapolitan novels is absolutely gorgeous...A must-read for all Ferrante fans.”
    — Book Riot, Oct 18 2023
  • “A unique and evocative tribute to a modern classic.”
    — BookPage, Oct 18 2023


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