"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.”
The Yemeni government launches an offensive against al Qaeda. A Pentagon report finds one in five released Guantanamo detainees is suspected of trying to join or rejoin a militant group. And China opposes additional Iranian sanctions. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week’s top international news stories.
- Elise Labott State Department producer for CNN.
- Martin Walker foreign affairs writer, United Press International.
- Barbara Slavin journalist and author; former assistant managing editor for world and national security at "The Washington Times."
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