"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.”
As foot-and-mouth disease and other concerns continue to affect agriculture and the tourist trades in Great Britain, Sir Christopher Meyer, the British ambassador to the U.S., joins Diane to talk about how the crisis is affecting his country and its relations with the rest of the world.
- Sir Christopher Meyer British Ambassador to the U.S.
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