FROM Parul Sehgal
Elena Ferrante's 'The Story of the Lost Child' 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.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.