"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
Initial reports from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia indicate that a series of car bombs may have killed at least 20 people, seven believed to be Americans. The attacks took place hours before Secretary of State Colin Powell’s scheduled visit to that city. A panel joins guest host Steve Roberts to discuss what is known about the attacks and implications for the region.
- Fawaz Gerges professor of Middle East and international affairs at Sarah Lawrence College; author of "Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy"
- Ambassador Walter Cutler president of the Meridian International Center and former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
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