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'A fake autobiography'

23 January 2017

‘She probably went too far in putting out a fake autobiography. Which is like an invitation: expose me.' (referring to Frantumaglia, which is about to be published in English - not an autobiography as such, but a collection of letters, essays, interviews and the like.) "But she's not committed a crime. Nor do I feel that she was a bad person to write under a pseudonym. She did what she wanted to do. It worked spectacularly well, and then there are the books. People will read them a bit differently, that's inevitable. But it doesn't make them bad books.'

Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale and Maddaddam on Elena Ferrante in the Guardian