Ann Goldstein on Elena Ferrante's The Lying Life of Adults

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Who is the mysterious Italian novelist who goes by the name Elena Ferrante, one of TIME’s 100 most influential people and the author of the bestselling Neapolitan Novels? How could she possibly follow up on those zeitgeist-forming novels? The translator of Ferrante's work, New Yorker editor Ann Goldstein, returns to Hot Docs to explore these burning questions and discuss the latest oeuvre by the reclusive write, The Lying Life of Adults.

The story of Giovanna, a fiercely intelligent young woman navigating a divided Naples, Ferrante and Goldstein’s latest collaboration is another highly addictive story of adolescent longing—a tale so gripping that Italian readers were lining up for copies in the night. Find out what makes Ferrante’s work so lucid and impossible to put down, and how this stunning new book, soon to be a Netflix original series, represents an important new phase in the Italian author’s now-legendary career.

In conversation with The Globe and Mail columnist Elizabeth Renzetti.

Presented with Europa Editions and Flying Books as well as select independent bookstores across Canada.

Promotional Partner: Istituto Italiano di Cultura

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Tickets: Free for Hot Docs Members, $6.99 for non-members