"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.”
Diane talks with young Nigerian-British author Oyeyemi about imaginary friends, the fears and pressures of childhood, and why she wrote a book when she was supposed to be studying for exams.
- Helen Oyeyemi author of "The Icarus Girl."
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