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The Lying Life of Adults | A Global Event for Readers



The Lying Life of Adults | A Global Event for Readers

An international celebration of Elena Ferrante’s new novel, hosted by the global network of Italian Cultural Institutes and Europa Editions


Elena Ferrante readers number in the millions worldwide. She has been celebrated by authors such as Elizabeth Strout, Roberto Saviano, Lauren Groff, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and Richard Flanagan; by musicians and celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Patti Smith, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and John Waters; by well-known thought leaders like Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama. Her Neapolitan novels have been made into an HBO original series; and her new novel, The Lying Life of Adults, has been optioned by NETFLIX. Ferrante has been read by more people in more parts of the world than any other living Italian author and her work has sparked renewed interest in Italian literary culture.

At this event, co-hosted by a global network of Italian Cultural Institutes and in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in New York, we celebrate not only Elena Ferrante and her new novel but also her international readership and the global work of the Italian Institutes in promoting the cultural production of Italy.

Conversation starts at 3:00 pm ET / 12:00pm PT / 9:00pm CEST 5:00am AEST, with opening remarks by Francesco Genuardi, Consul General of Italy, New York.

Registration for this event is free.


PLEASE NOTE: A link to join the event will be sent via email to all registered participants on the date of the event, September 29.



Ann Goldstein

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Nicola Lagioia

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Laura Pugno

laura pugno

Laura Pugno was born in Rome. She is the author of a collection of short stories, Sleepwalking (Sironi, 2002) and five novels: Sirene (Einaudi 2007, Marsilio 2017), Quando verrai (minimum fax, 2009), Antartide (minimum fax, 2011), La caccia (Ponte alle Grazie, 2012), La ragazza selvaggia (Marsilio, 2016), La metà di bosco (Marsilio 2018). She has also published two essay collections, In territorio selvaggio (Nottetempo 2018) and Oracolo manuale per poete e poeti, with Giulio Mozzi (Sonzogno 2020). Her collections of poetry include: Il colore oro (Le Lettere, 2007), La mente paesaggio (Perrone, 2010), Bianco (Nottetempo,2016), I legni (Pordenonelegge 2018), L’alea (Perrone 2019) and Noi (Amos 2020).


Catherine Dunne

catherine dunne


Catherine Dunne is the author of nine novels including The Things We Know Now, which won the Giovanni Boccaccio International Prize for Fiction in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. She was recently long-listed for the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction Award 2015. Her work has been translated into several languages. She lives in Dublin.


Michael Reynolds

michael reynolds




Data: Mar 29 Set 2020

Orario: Alle 12:00

Ingresso : Libero