"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.”
Guest Host: Susan Page
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- Michael Horowitz of the Hudson Institute
- Francis Deng former Sudanese ambassador to the US
- Walter Kansteiner former Assistant Secretary of State for Africa partner, The Scowcroft Group
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