#FerranteFever Is Sweeping Social Media!

Want to win free books, tote bags, pins, bookmarks, and other prizes? Then you need to enter the #FerranteFever contest! There might be only one week of prizes left, and I know you don't want to miss out.

The rules are simple. Just pre-order Elena Ferrante's upcoming novel, The Story of the Lost Child, from your favorite retailer and snap a picture or screengrab of your receipt. Mail the image to for your chance to win a weekly drawing, as shown on the Europa Editions Instagram. Recent prizes have included books from Alina Bronsky and Massino Carlotto, bookmarks, and limited-edition Ferrante Fever pinbacks.

The most exciting thing about #FerranteFever, though, is Europa Editions' promise of a "MYSTERY prize that will be revealed ... closer to the publication of the novel!" Now, The Story of the Lost Child is coming out on September 1, so I'd say we're pretty close to the release, but — as of this writing — the publisher has kept mum about what exactly that prize may be.

In fact, I think we're only a week away from finding out what the #FerranteFever MYSTERY prize is.

You see, each week's winner is announced with an Instagram post showing what they've won. Here's this week's winner, posted on Wednesday:


"We only have ONE more winner to go"? Sounds an awful lot like that MYSTERY prize, doesn't it? CAN YOU TELL I'M EXCITED?


If you're like me, and can't turn down a chance to nab free books, follow the instructions above for your chance to be a #FerranteFever winner. And if you win, send me a picture of yourself with the prize on Instagram or Twitter, so I can celebrate with you.

Images: jvoves/Flickr; europaeditions/Instagram