Benedict Cumberbatch, Tasmin Little, Elena Ferrante

Elena Ferrante, the author of the Neapolitan Quartet, has always insisted that nothing should come between a reader and her books, and regards public interest in her as an unnecessary distraction. Her new book – Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey – is a collection of her correspondence and prompted a media storm when it was used as the justification for investigating and revealing her identity. Critic Alex Clark reviews Ferrante’s latest literary offering.