"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: Steve Roberts
The Wall Street Journal’s middle column on the front page is beloved by readers who find its often random, thought-provoking, or just plain wacky subject matter a refreshing change from the paper’s usual serious tone. Ken Wells, an editor at the Journal, talks about the column’s history and how its subjects are chosen.
- Ken Wells editor for The Wall Street Journal and author
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