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Ferrante joins ‘Guardian Weekend’ as columnist

Bestselling author of the ‘Neapolitan’ series Elena Ferrante will write a regular newspaper column—her first ever—for Guardian Weekend magazine, reports the Guardian.

Beginning on 20 January, Ferrante’s weekly column will cover a wide range of topics, including childhood, ageing, gender and—the theme for her debut piece—first love. The column will be translated by Ferrante’s regular collaborator Ann Goldstein.

The pseudonymous author said she was ‘attracted to the possibility of testing myself’ with a regular column, adding that it would be a ‘bold, anxious exercise in writing’.

Ferrante—whose books have been bestsellers in English-speaking markets since the first ‘Neapolitan’ volume, My Brilliant Friend, was translated in 2012—is also currently working on the screenplay for a television adaptation of My Brilliant Friend for HBO.


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