Sep 28 (): JK Rowling, a well-known fantasy author has published her next novel – Casual Vacancy yesterday. However, this is not a children’s novel but her debut in adult fiction. We are unsure if this 512-pages long adult book might pale her image amongst her fans, most of them who happen to be children.
JK Rowling posted on her website (http://www.jkrowling.com) that she needed to write more than wanting to write this book.
“The Casual Vacancy is set in a small community, which involves writing characters who are adolescents all the way up to people in their sixties. I love nineteenth century novels that centre on a town or village. This is my attempt to do a modern version. As a writer you have to write what you want to write; or rather what you need to write. I needed to write this book.”
The audio edition of The Casual Vacancy will be read by Tom Hollander, an experienced star of stage and screen.
J.K. Rowling talked about her new work at London’s Southbank Centre at 7.30pm UK time, Thursday 27 September. The event was live-streamed on Southbank Centre’s Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/southbankcentre