"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.”
Iran reacts to new U.N. sanctions over its nuclear program, Britain’s prime minister warns of drastic spending cuts and President Obama meets with Palestinian leader Abbas. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week’s top international news stories.
- Yochi Dreazen military correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.
- Abderrahim Foukara Washington bureau chief of Al Jazeera Arabic.
- Roy Gutman foreign editor, McClatchy Newspapers; author "How We Missed the Story: Osama Bin Laden, the Taliban and the Hijacking of Afghanistan."
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