"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.”
Having interviewed about 200 American, Afghan, Pakistani, and Saudi intelligence sources, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist talks about the intelligence, foreign policy, and counterterrorism wars in the Afghan theater prior to the September 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S.
- Steve Coll a writer for "The New Yorker" and author of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning "Ghost Wars, as well as, "On the Grand Trunk Road," "The Deal of the Century," and "The Taking of Getty Oil." He is president and CEO of the New America Foundation.
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