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Chiara Lagani

Chiara Lagani

Born in Ravenna, Italy, Chiara Lagani is an actor, playwright, and translator. Many of her adaptations have been staged by Fanny & Alexander, a repertory company based in Ravenna, among which an adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s Ada and “Story of a Friendship,” based on the Neapolitan quartet by Elena Ferrante.

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Elena Ferrante’s New York Times bestselling masterpiece, My Brilliant Friend, is now an extraordinary graphic novel, adapted by Chiara Lagani and illustrated by Mara Cerri.
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Latest reviews

  • “It's not surprising that it has now gotten the graphic novel treatment.” 

    — Book Riot, Nov 13 2023
  • “Classics often pale in their retelling, but this homage to Ferrante's epic shines with its own light.”
    — Kirkus Reviews (starred), Oct 18 2023
  • “This adaptation exquisitely captures Ferrante's story of a passionate and consuming friendship.”
    — Publishers Weekly, Oct 18 2023
  • “This adaptation of the first volume in the Neapolitan novels is absolutely gorgeous...A must-read for all Ferrante fans.”
    — Book Riot, Oct 18 2023
  • “A unique and evocative tribute to a modern classic.”
    — BookPage, Oct 18 2023


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