Who is Elena Ferrante and what is her name?

Who is Elena Ferrante and what is her name?

Elena Ferrante is a woman without a face, whose identity is known only to her Italian publisher, E/O. Her name is a pseudonym, its sound a discreet homage to the great Italian novelist Elsa Morante, author of “Arturo’s Island” — whose work, Ferrante says here, she has always appreciated.

Where does the cult of Elena Ferrante take place?

Originally conceived as one book, until Ferrante realised the story was too expansive for a single volume, the Neapolitan novels follow two friends, Elena and Lila, from their childhood in an underprivileged neighbourhood in Naples and throughout six decades.

Who is Marco Santagata and who is Elena Ferrante?

In March 2016, Marco Santagata, an Italian novelist and philologist, a scholar of Petrarch and Dante, and a professor at the University of Pisa, published a paper detailing his theory of Ferrante’s identity.

Who is the author of Ponti by Elena Ferrante?

“Reading Ferrante is a completely immersive intellectual and emotional experience,” says Sharlene Teo, whose debut novel Ponti drew comparisons with Ferrante when it came out in 2018. “I’m a massive fan and I’d never try and imitate her, but I look up to her work massively.

When did my Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante come out?

The Neapolitan novels by Ferrante have sold 15 million copies worldwide, in 45 languages (Credit: Getty Images) In 2012 – a year after it had been released in Italy – Europa published the English language edition of My Brilliant Friend, the first of her Neapolitan quartet.

Is the second Elena Ferrante book being adapted for TV?

The company announced that the second novel in Elena Ferrante’s best-selling Neapolitan series, The Story of a New Name, will be adapted for TV, coming on the heels of HBO and RAI’s production of the saga’s first book, My Brilliant Friend, which will wrap up on Dec. 9.

When did Elena Ferrante publish her first book?

Published on 1 September in English, it is the Italian writer’s first book in five years, and the first since the enormous success of My Brilliant Friend and her Neapolitan quartet of novels sparked ‘Ferrante Fever’, and turned the author – who writes under a pseudonym – into one of the most well-known writers in the world.