Elena Ferrante's 'The Story of the Lost Child'

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Elena Ferrante is maybe the most famous unknown novelist in the world. She's the bestselling, acclaimed author of six books. She's been called the most important Italian writer of her generation. But nobody knows who she is. Elena Ferrante isn't her real name. She's never given a public, in-person interview, and there are no pictures of her online. Ferrante's latest novel, The Story of the Lost Child, came out this week. It's the fourth and final volume of her "Neapolitan novels," a series about best two best friends, Lena and Lila.

Credits

Guest:
Parul Sehgal - New York Times Book Review - @parul_sehgal

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Ryan Kailath