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International Launch Party! The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

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Tuesday, 4:00 pm EDT September 1, 2020

The Lying Life of Adults is the first novel in five years from Elena Ferrante, author of the bestselling and beloved Neapolitan quartet. The long-awaited release calls for a pub day party with Ferrante fans from all over the world! On September 1, join Ferrante’s star translator Ann Goldstein, authors Siddhartha Deb, Lauren Groff, and Roxana Robinson, and other to-be-announced special guests for a day of literary talks, trivia, readings, and giveaways in celebration of “the literary event of the year” (ELLE).

  • 4pm International Author Panel with Catherine Cusset, Auguste Corteau, and Tiziana De Rogatis
  • 5pm Interactive Ferrante Fan Trivia and Readings from The Lying Life of Adults by International Translators and Ann Goldstein (Want to see if you can stump other Ferrante fans? Submit your trivia questions here!)
  • 6pm American Author Panel with Siddhartha Deb, Lauren Groff, and Roxana Robinson

There are two ways to attend the party!

  • Book bundled ticket ($30 within the U.S.) and the first 100 people will get a copy of The Lying Life of Adults signed by Ann Goldstein!
  • Non-bundled ticket ($10)

If you live outside the U.S. and want the book bundled option, contact our bookstore manager Landon at landon@centerforfiction.org or call (212) 755-6710 ext 1 to request a shipping quote.


Further Reading:
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Reading Elena Ferrante in English? You’re Also Reading Ann Goldstein (New York Times)

The Lying Life Cover

Featuring

  • Ann Goldstein-methode-times-prod-web-bin-d6f01138-96b6-11e6-914a-7a36010296b9

    Ann Goldstein

    Ann Goldstein

    Ann Goldstein has translated into English all of Elena Ferrante’s books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Story of the Lost Child, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize. She has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli Translation Award. She lives in New York.

  • Siddhartha Deb photo credit Nina Subin

    Siddhartha Deb

    Photo courtesy of Nina Subin

    Siddhartha Deb

    Photo courtesy of Nina Subin

    Siddhartha Deb is the author of two novels and the narrative nonfiction work The Beautiful and the Damned. His journalism, essays, and reviews have appeared in the Baffler, the New York Times, the New Republic, the Guardian, the Nation, and n+1 and he is the recipient of fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute and the Howard Foundation.

  • Lauren Groff © Kristin Kozelsky

    Lauren Groff

    Photo courtesy of Kristin Kozelsky

    Lauren Groff

    Photo courtesy of Kristin Kozelsky

    Lauren Groff is the author of five books, most recently Fates and Furies and Florida. Her work has been translated into thirty languages, won The Story Prize, and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award and the Kirkus Prize. She was named one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists and a Guggenheim and Radcliffe fellow. She lives in Florida with her family.

  • Roxana Robinson by Beowulf Sheehan

    Roxana Robinson

    Photo Courtesy of Beowulf Sheehan

    Roxana Robinson

    Photo Courtesy of Beowulf Sheehan

    Roxana Robinson is the author of ten books – six novels, three collections of short stories, and the biography of Georgia O’Keeffe. Four of these were chosen as New York Times Notable Books, two as New York Times Editors’ Choices. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Harper’s, Best American Short Stories, Tin House, and elsewhere. Her work has been widely anthologized and broadcast on NPR.


    International Author Panel

    Catherine Cusset was born in Paris in 1963. A graduate of the École normale supérieure in Paris and agrégée in Classics, she taught eighteenth-century French literature at Yale from 1991 to 2002. She is the author of thirteen novels, including The Story of Jane and L’autre qu’on adorait (short-listed for the 2016 Prix Goncourt), and has been translated into seventeen languages. Cusset lives in Manhattan with her American husband and daughter.

    Auguste Corteau (pen name of Petros Chatzopoulos) was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1979. Over the past 18 years he has published more than 20 books in Greek. An internationally bestselling author, critically acclaimed translator of English-language literature, and a vocal LGBT+ activist, he lives in Athens with his husband.

    Tiziana De Rogatis, author of Elena Ferrante’s Key Words.

    These authors will be joined by Ferrante publishers Marie-Pierre Gracedieu (Gallimard, France), and Maria Fasce (Alfaguara/PRH, Spain).