J.K. Rowling’s Next Book Is Coming…and It’s For Adults!
Well, let us all be honest, we’ve been wondering what on Earth J. K. Rowling will write next and who will be publishing it…now we know!
Little, Brown Book Group announces that the new novel for adults by J. K. Rowling is entitled The Casual Vacancy. The book will be published worldwide in the English language in hardback, ebook, unabridged audio download and on CD on Thursday 27th September 2012.
The Casual Vacancy
When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.
Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.
Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems.
And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?
Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.
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Rowling said in an earlier press release, “Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series, which has been published so brilliantly by Bloomsbury and my other publishers around the world. The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry’s success has brought me, and with that new territory it seemed a logical progression to have a new publisher. I am delighted to have a second publishing home in Little, Brown, and a publishing team that will be a great partner in this new phase of my writing life.”
So, it looks like Mrs Rowling has truly moved on from the world of Harry Potter, will it be for good? I really couldn’t tell you…I guess for J. K. Rowling, whatever she decided to do will be a success. I guess, when you think about it, Harry Potter came out what, 15 years ago now? I think I was about 10 (I’m 25 now), so perhaps Rowling is just doing as she did with the series, allowing her works content to grow with her target audience. I’m sure readers will follow her to her new work in crime fiction, which is as popular as ever.
Seeing as it is confirmed not to be fantasy though, this is sadly the last time I’ll be blogging on J. K. Rowling for a while! It was fun whilst it lasted J. K.