Elena Ferrante Headlines

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal wrote Elena Ferrante a letter. Now she's directing 'The Lost Daughter'

    Maggie Gyllenhaal wrote Italian author Elena Ferrante a letter — and then the actor wound up deciding to direct her first feature film. Deadline reports that Gyllenhaal will write, produce and direct a film adaptation of Ferrante's novel "The Lost Daughter," published in Italy in 2006 and in English...

    latimes.com
  • The Guardian view on modern writers: the myth of the reclusive author

    These days, most writers cannot afford to live secluded from their public. But when a very private author like Thomas Harris announces a new novel, there’s always special excitement Authors – at least as far as their relationship with the public goes – fall into several distinct categories. There are those who wish they had a public at all, who long for an invitation to speak at a book festival, and whose publishers try in vain to tempt journalists to interview them and podcast producers to book...

    the Guardian
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal to adapt Elena Ferrante's 'The Lost Daughter' as directorial debut

    The Kindergarten Teacher star Maggie Gyllenhaal is graduating from actress to director for her next big screen project. Representatives for the performer announced Friday the Oscar nominee will make her directorial debut on a movie adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s 2006 novel The Lost Daughter, which she (and her Pilot Productions banner) will also develop the script for and produce alongside Pie Films’ Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat Handelsman-Keren. The Lost Daughter follows the story of Leda,...

    EW.com
  • The three things that you need to make a relationship work

    Sue Lister responds to Elena Ferrante’s column on whether there is a formula for a lasting marriage As I will have been married for 48 years next month, I was interested to read Elena Ferrante’s piece (Is there a formula for a lasting relationship? A friend, married for 48 years, says so, Weekend, 22 September). However, I didn’t recognise any of her friend’s formula in my happy relationship. There are three things you need to make a relationship work. You have to: (1) like each other (passion...

    the Guardian
  • The Guardian view on lengthening books: read them and weep

    The judges of the Man Booker prize have complained that some entries needed editing. As titles grow longer, the patience of readers can shorten At 500 pages, The Overstory is a “majestic redwood” of a novel. Its place on this week’s Man Booker shortlist is testament that long books are fine by the judges. It’s the long-winded ones they rejected: “We occasionally felt that inside the book we read was a better one – sometimes a thinner one – wildly signalling to be let out,” said Kwame Anthony...

    the Guardian