Man Booker Shortlist: Elena Ferrante’s Naples

This month the winner of the prestigious Man Booker International Prize will be announced. Weekend is featuring all six of the shortlisted books before the winner is announced.
This week we focus on the hot favourite – a novelist calling herself Elena Ferrante, whose real identity remains a secret. In her globally successful Neapolitan Novels, she’s been said to give one of the finest descriptions ever of her home city, Naples, in the south of Italy. Weekend’s Paul Henley has been there to investigate:
(Picture: An apartment block in Naples’ Scampia district. Credit: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images)

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