About the Author
was born in Naples. She is the author of The Days of Abandonment
, which the NewYork Times
called "stunning", Troubling Love
, The Lost Daughter
and the critically acclaimed Neopolitan Novels, which include My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
, and The Story of the Lost Child
, published in September 2015. Though one of Italy's most important contemporary authors, she has successfully shunned public attention and kept her true identity concealed.