"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.”
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- Marvin Kalb senior fellow at the Shorenstein Center of the Kennedy School of Government
- Barbara Cochran President of the Radio/Television News Directors Association
- Orville Schell director, Center on U.S. - China Relations, Asia Society
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