New Book
2022 · 279

My Brilliant Friend (Grapyic Novel)

Categories:Comics & Graphic Novels   Language:Italian
   Publishing date:2022   Pages:254      Size:195mm × 260mm

★German, Portuguese, Romanian, World English and World Spanish rights are sold!
★Finally, the intense and poetic graphic novel adaptation of the novels that captivated and enchanted readers all over the world.

★English sample available.

The series includes 4 titles, only the first one is published now. The following titles will be published 1 title per year.

 Developed with the artistic supervision of acclaimed author and artist Davide Reviati, the characters of My Brilliant Friend are recreated by Mara Cerri, one of the best contemporary European illustrators (who also illustrated Ferrante’s short story The Beach At Night), and adapted with the narrative expertise of Chiara Lagani, translator and playwright of Fanny & Alexander, one of the most innovative Italian theatre companies.

By fully exploiting the expressive potential of the comic language, Cerri and Lagani create a worthy and faithful transposition that will bring to light new and suggestive perspectives to the story of Lila and Lenù.

In her previous book Frantumaglia – A writer’s journey, Elena Ferrante writes that a drawing by Mara Cerri keeps her company while she works; Chiara Lagani, on the other hand, wrote and staged Story of a Friendship, the only theatre adaptation of the tetralogy. The elective affinities behind this refined and passionate project make it ever more fascinating for the countless readers who loved Ferrante’s saga, and exciting for those who will discover this timeless story in comics for the first time.Read More

MARA CERRI was born in Pesaro in 1978. She published several illustrated books with Orecchio Acerbo. She also illustrated Elena Ferrante's The Beach at Night for e/o and Nadia Terranova’s The Secret for Mondadori. Together with Magda Guidi she created the animated clips of the Ferrante Fever documentary, the animated short film Via Curiel 8 (which won the the Jury Prize and the Arte France Prize at the prestigious Annecy Animation Festival in France), and Sogni al campo, which was part of the Orizzonti section at the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival.

CHIARA LAGANI was born in Ravenna in 1974. She is an actress, playwright and translator. In 1992 she founded the Fanny & Alexander company in Ravenna with Luigi De Angelis, in which they both work as artistic directors. Among the most representative theatrical projects of the company is the three-year project dedicated to Ada by Vladimir Nabokov, the cycle of plays inspired by the Wizard of Oz, and, more recently, the play Story of a Friendship, based on the Ferrante’s tetralogy. In 2017 Lagani was awarded the Riccione Special Prize for dramaturgical innovation. Together with Elio Germano she wrote the play My Battle, which sees Germano himself on stage in a monologue on the manipulation of the public in political discourse. She is currently translating for Einaudi Sylvie and Bruno, the third and final novel by Lewis Carroll.

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