Elena Ferrante Lands a Play and TV Show

The controversially private author Elena Ferrante is the source of even more news. All of her Neapolitan Novels are being adapted into plays! Those novels include My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child. All four novels will be adapted into a two-part play that can be viewed on separate days or all in one sitting.


Not only that, but Wildside, an Italian film and television production company, announced that they will be adapting her novels into an eight-episode show. A lot has been happening for Ferrante, some have become suspicious of these recent events. and The New York Times both mentioned that these adaptations were announced the day after Ferrante’s identity became known. Could this be pure coincidence or a very clever marketing ploy? It would make a lot of sense to start up a controversy right before major news is about to be released. But is that an overly cynical way to look at the world? Either way, we are glad to know such a great author is getting the attention she deserves, even if it is a bit controversial.


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