Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Elena Ferrante: literary storm as Italian reporter 'identifies' author
Posted at 3:40PM Sunday 02 Oct 2016
After a months-long investigation it is now possible to make a powerful case for Ferrante's true identity. Far from the daughter of a Neapolitan seamstress described in Frantumaglia, new revelations from real estate and financial records point to Anita Raja, a Rome-based translator whose German-born mother fled the Holocaust and later married a Neapolitan magistrate. nybooks.com