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.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."