Elena Ferrante: Journalist defends unmasking 'anonymous' author



An Italian journalist who published the true identity of the "anonymous" author Elena Ferrante has said he did so because she is "a public figure".
Claudio Gatti published a story in the New York Review of Books outing the author, who writes under a pseudonym, as Italian translator Anita Raja.
He said: "Millions of [Ferrante's] books are bought by readers.
"In a way I think readers have the right to know something about the person who created the work."
Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, he added: "I did it because she was a very much public... read more

 
3 October 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 36
Source: BBC
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