Join members of ICC and SDIFF for a night revolving around the world of Elena Ferrante. SDIFF Executive Director Diana Agostini and SDIFF Artistic Director Antonio Iannotta will hold a workshop on Elena Ferrante's first two novels: L'amore molesto and I giorni dell'abbandono. The workshop will be taught in English, with references to the original t...

Mysterious Italian author Elena Ferrante will soon release a new novel — her first since 2014, when she published the last instalment of the four Neapolitan novels that made her a global literary star. That quartet, which followed two girls growing up in a poor neighbourhood of Naples during the 20th century, was praised by critics for its striking...

Friday October 4, 2019, 6:00 PM. $25 Italian Cultural Center of San Diego, 1629 Columbia Street  - San Diego, CA 92101. Professor Gabriella Ponzoli will provide an introduction to Ferrante's work which will include excerpts from her two books featured at FeStivale: L'Amore molesto and I giorni dell'abbandono. The ticket also includes entry to the F...

Prepare for a fresh outbreak of 'Ferrante fever': bestselling Italian author Elena Ferrante has written a new book and it's coming out in November. "We are happy to announce that Elena Ferrante's new novel will be in bookshops on 7th November 2019," the enigmatic writer's Italian publisher, Edizione E/O, tweeted on Monday. The title of the hotly an...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019. 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM CDT. Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St, Houston, TX 77006. $10 ICCC Members | $15 Non-Members. Come join us for the movie screening of Ferrante Fever, a journey between New York City’s cultural hub and Ferrante’s native Italy. A short lecture overviewing Elena Ferrante's work will be held...

It's generally accepted that, in order to achieve fame and fortune, one must be prepared to sell one's soul. But Elena Ferrante did it without giving up so much as her name. In less than a decade, the anonymous Italian author has become a global phenomenon, with her four-part "Neapolitan" novel series ensnaring millions of readers in their decades-...

The Gene Siskel Film Center will present the the 22nd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival through April 4. The following Italian films will be screened at the festival. (Descriptions were provided by the Gene Siskel Film Center.) LORO: 2018, Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France, 150 min. With Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci. Wednesday, March 13,...

New street art celebrating Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels was unveiled this week in the city that inspired them. The murals, officially unveiled on Monday, adorn the walls of a public library in Rione Luzzatti, the working-class neighbourhood wedged behind the city's train tracks where Ferrante's four novels are believed to be set. They show th...

People in Naples have a spectacularly blasé attitude towards Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend series. Known as the Neapolitan Chronicles to the rest of the world, the four books recount the decades long friendship of two young Neapolitan women as their town recovers from war, grapples with the camorra, suffers municipal neglect, political strif...

When fans of My Brilliant Friend have finished the first season of HBO’s acclaimed television adaptation, they may find themselves looking to fill a void. The eight-episode series, which aired its finale earlier this month, followed the lives of Lenù and Lila, two girls growing up in a poor neighborhood in Naples in the mid-20th century. Their thor...