Feb 23 2012 11:46am

J.K. Rowling Announces New Book

J.K. Rowling releasing new adult bookIn a statement released today, publisher Little, Brown has announced that they will be publishing J.K. Rowling’s next book, which will be a novel aimed at the adult crowd.

Rowling says in the 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.”

Little, Brown added, “[Title, pub date] and further details about the novel will be announced later in the year.”

Any guesses as to what the book might be about? Will it be a character drama containing genre elements? A romance novel? And will an audience that grew up reading Harry Potter transfer to her other works?

Mordicai Knode
1. mordicai
A friend of mine, John M. Cusick, joked:

"JK Rowling's new book to be about a struggling contemporary
lower-middle-class British couple and the horrible child under their

& then I did all the laughing out loud. All of it.

I think it SHOULD be an adult wizardry book, but I don't think it will be; I would guess that it won't have any elements of the fantastic, but I'd like to be proven wrong.
2. BumbleBob
Mordicai- That is hilarious!
Irene Gallo
3. Irene
Now I want to go follow John M. Cusick.
Lauren W
4. laurene135
Mordicai! That's hilarious!!
And I agree. Hopefully it will keep all the fantasim and sense of adventure, just with unique plot and so please not a fantasy romance. Too many of those in my opinion. Romance is good to mix into a book, but I certainly hope she doesnt write a romance novel specifically--especially with all that is out there right now
5. terisue
omg lolol i spit coffee all over!! just too funny!
7. T.M. Wagner
I heard something some time back to the effect it was a crime novel.
Ashley Jones
8. notamidget92
Super excited. I hope it isn't something that focuses on wizardry again. I want to see what else she can do, what other talents she may have.
Rich Bennett
9. Neuralnet
I will bet it is a murder mystery type of story... the first in a series of course and will sell a gajillion copies. I hope it has the same sense of humor as the HP series.
10. a-j
Rowling is on record as saying she fancied writing crime fiction, so I suspect that's what she'll do.
11. mdauben
Crime fiction? Not something I have any particular interest in reading, even if JKR is the author. Here's hoping it will be something else.
12. Aerich
mordicai, that was hilarious
13. Jerilyn11
Moody, emo vampires that glow in the dark.
14. pegel
Perhaps it will be a crime based story of the muggle police investigating all the things the death eaters did
Lauren W
15. laurene135
@ 14. Pegel
Now that would be an interesting story!

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