Elena Ferrante, the notoriously private Italian author, has been shortlisted for the Man Booker International prize for Fiction for her book The Story of the Lost Child! The novel is the fourth and final installment of the popular “Neopolitan Novels” series.
The world-famous Ferrante, who writes under a pseudonym, has had her works translated into English, French, Spanish, and Dutch, among many other languages. Congratulations to this wonderful author!!
About the Man Booker Prize:
“The prize, which celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2013 after launching in 1969, aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom.To maintain the consistent excellence of the Man Booker Prize, judges are chosen from a wide range of disciplines, including critics, writers and academics, but also poets, politicians and actors, all with a passion for quality fiction.
The winner of the Man Booker Prize receives £50,000 and, like all the shortlisted authors, a cheque for £2,500 and a designer bound copy of their book. Fulfilling one of the objectives of the prize – to encourage the widest possible readership for the best in literary fiction – the winner and the shortlisted authors now enjoy a dramatic increase in book sales worldwide.”