Podcast: ‘Fourth Estate’ On The Ethics Of A Pen Name

 

Where is the line between a famous writer’s anonymity versus a journalist’s desire to know her identity? In this episode of Fourth Estate, Lilian Manansala and Sarah Parker discuss whether Claudio Gatti was justified in unmasking the identity of Italian novelist Elena Ferrante. Did Gatti violate her right to privacy as a private citizen or does her fame and success preclude the protection of a pseudonym?