New J.K. Rowling Book Coming… And It’s Not For Kids

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If you’ve been anxiously waiting for J.K. Rowling to release a new book, this news should put a smile on your face. According toThe Hollywood Reporter, Little, Brown and Company has announced today that they had acquired the rights to J.K. Rowling’s new book. Here is the kicker though, this time around Rowling’s book will be for adults.

So far no information has been released for the title, subject or publication date, however, we should find out more about it later this year.

Rowling released this statement: “Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series.” She continued, “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.”

This will be Rowling’s first book since The Tales of the Beedle Bard (a volume of five fairy tales from the Harry Potter wizard world) was published in 2008 and her first venture outside of the Harry Potter world since the book was first published in 1997 in the UK.

I know I’m super excited to read Rowling’s new book because on the one hand I’m curious to read something of hers that isn’t Harry Potter related and on the other hand, I’m hoping she’ll be able to recapture a little bit of the magic I felt when I read Harry Potter.

But I want to hear from you, are you looking forward to Rowling’s first non-Harry Potter book? Do you think she can recapture what made Harry Potter so wonderful in an adult novel?

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