"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
A panel talks about how the Internet has collided with the publishing industry. They’ll discuss new ways authors are reaching readers and new technologies that are providing alternatives to traditional books.
- M.J. Rose author of "Lip Service" (Pocket Books), originally published on the Internet
- Sven Birkerts "The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age" (Fawcett)
- Patricia Schroeder president of the Assocation of American Publishers
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