Wednesday, October 05, 2016

'Stop the siege of Elena Ferrante,' says publisher amid unmasking row

Posted at 6:13PM Monday 03 Oct 2016

Follow the money is a journalistic aphorism usually reserved for crooked politicians, thieving chief executives and members of the mafia.
So when the pseudonymous best-selling Italian writer known as Elena Ferrante was allegedly exposed this weekend by an Italian reporter using financial and property records to track her down and identify her, the response among some in Italy's literary and media elite was one of incredulity, and even anger. Besides, some noted, it wasn't really a secret anyway, since the name Anita Raja has been floating around for years. Guardian


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