Rejoice, Ferrante Fans! A New (Children’s) Novel Is On Its Way


Few grown-up (and very dark) novels have been feted with the kind of midnight release parties that awaited The Story of the Lost Child, the fourth novel in Elena Ferrante’s obsessed-over Neapolitan novel series.

Since that concluding chapter, those of us with “Ferrante Fever” have awaited new Ferrante writing, while the media has obsessively tried to figure out who the elusive author is, to little avail.

Now her U.S. publisher Europa has announced on Twitter that a children’s book spinning off her earlier novel The Lost Daughter (separate and not to be confused with The Story of the Lost Child). Narrated by the doll from The Lost Daughter, the children’s book will be called The Beach At Night.