Elena Ferrante to launch a new novel


Elena Ferrante will launch a new novel on 7 November, her first book in seven years. Her publishers announced news via Twitter, releasing the first gripping paragraph.

The story is based in Naples, the author’s native home and the setting of her breakthrough novel, My Brilliant Friend, which has since been turned in an HBO television series.

The name of the book hasn’t yet been disclosed.

Ferrante, who uses under a pseudonym, also wrote The Days of Abandonment and The Troubling Love, but it was the four-part, best-selling Neapolitan novels that turned her into a literary sensation. The second instalment of the quartet, The Story of a New Name, will reportedly air on HBO next year. In November, a theatre version of My Brilliant Friend will open at the National Theatre.

It was revealed in October 2018 that Maggie Gyllenhaal will adapt a screen version of Ferrante’s book, The Lost Daughter, a compelling story of maternal ambivalence. The project will mark Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut.


From Harper’s Bazaar UK

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