"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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The Friday News Roundup. The U.S. considers bi-lateral talks with Iran. President Obama meets with top military commanders on strategy for Afghanistan and the I.M.F. says the world economy is on the mend. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week’s top international news stories.
- David Loyn foreign correspondent for the BBC; author of "In Afghanistan: Two Hundred Years of British, Russian and American Occupation."
- Jonathan Landay national security and intelligence correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers.
- Barbara Slavin journalist and author; former assistant managing editor for world and national security at "The Washington Times."
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