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Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. She is the author of The Days of Abandonment (2005), Troubling Love (2006), and The Lost Daughter (2008), which was made into a film directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal and starring Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, and Jessie Buckley. She is also the author of Incidental Inventions (2019), illustrated by Andrea Ucini; Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey (2016); and a children’s picture book illustrated by Mara Cerri, The Beach at Night (2016). The four volumes known as the “Neapolitan novels” (My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child) were published in English between 2012 and 2015. An HBO series of My Brilliant Friend premiered in 2018 and is in its third season. Ferrante’s most recent books are the novel The Lying Life of Adults (2020) and the collection of essays In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing (2022). All her books in English are translated by Ann Golstein and published by Europa Editions.