Want to Read the New Elena Ferrante Novel? That’ll be $200.

My Brilliant Friend author Elena Ferrante’s new novel isn’t due out until 2019, but an advance reader’s copy has been made available to a select few for the small fee of $200. That’s right! All that cash money you were intending to use as toilet paper can now be used to acquire Ferrante’s new book!


The money will go towards Bookselling Without Borders, a Kickstarter project aiming to increase the visibility of international writing and facilitate American booksellers to attend international bookselling conferences. Their website says, “We want to help American booksellers be better advocates for international writing, and to help them enrich their communities of readers with a diverse array of voices from beyond our borders.”


The project has already surpassed its goal of $30,000, and is offering all sorts of fabulous rewards to people who donate, but an Elena Ferrante novel two years early is really something else. My Brilliant Friend is currently being adapted into a mini-series by HBO as well, so when all your friends are yapping about how great their new favorite show is, you can give them a wry smile and smugly explain that you know things about the Ferrante-verse they will have to wait years to know. Nice.



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