"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.”
Results from the U.K. election, Iran’s president addresses the U.N. and Iraq’s two biggest Shiite parties unite in hopes of forming a new government. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week’s top international news stories.
- David Sanger chief Washington correspondent for "The New York Times," author of "The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power."
- James Kitfield senior correspondent, "National Journal" magazine.
- Michele Kelemen diplomatic correspondent, NPR.
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