Ferrante's books, originally published in Italian, have been translated into many languages. Her four-book series of Neapolitan Novels are her best-known works. Elda Buonanno Foley "La Frantumaglia: Elena Ferrante's fragmented self.
Ferrante is anonymous. No one knows what she looks like and, while she is visible in her novels, she does not partake in the celebrity culture that most authors live by supposed necessity.