This. Is. AWESOME!
We are super excited to report that J.K. Rowling's new agency, The Blair Partnership, announced today that the author will be publishing her first book since completing the Harry Potter series - which will be intended for adults and published by Little, Brown in the United States!
According to the statement:
We are pleased to announce That our client, J.K. Rowling, will be releasing a new novel for adults. Further details will be announced later in the year. The Blair Partnership is a literary agency. We are in the business of taking care of authors, their talent, their careers and their success.
And Rowling explains:
“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.”
Wow! As sad as we are to hear that she's living the wizarding world behind for now, we're so curious - AND EXCITED - to see where her career takes her…and what the new novel will be about!
What direction do U think J.K. Rowling is going to take?
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