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Elena Ferrante: ‘Anonymity lets me centre alone on writing’

Elena Ferrante is one of “the worlds largest” talked about novelists of recent years, with her biographical fibs set in Naples yet no one has ever assembled her. Deborah Orr talks to the enigmatic scribe, in an extract from the latest issue of the Gentlewoman Elena Ferrante is a pseudonym. Elena Ferrante does not exist. … Read More

The good notebooks for summer 2016

From Essex serpents to chimps, political irony to the best brand-new thrillers guiding columnists discover which volumes they will be taking to the beach Julian Barnes I recently reread Anita Brookner s firstly novel A Start in Life ( Penguin ), and it left me thinking that maybe all novelists should be forbidden from writing … Read More