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Elena Ferrante sales are 'up' after author revelation: Amazon

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After news of Elena Ferrante’s identity broke this week, sales of her books are “up” at Amazon.

“Sales are up for a series that was already selling well,” Amazon Books Senior Editor Chris Schluep says in a statement to EW. “Regarding her possible unmasking, it doesn’t make the characters or the story any less real. A great author is a great author, no matter the other details.”

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Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels are getting a stage adaptation

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In addition to devouring Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels, fans will soon be able to see the story on stage.

London’s Rose Theatre Kingston announced Monday that it will be presenting a play based on the four books. Titled My Brilliant Friend after the first novel in the series, the show’s split into two parts, which audiences can see on either the same day or separate days.

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