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October 9, 2012

JK Rowling: I will return to writing children’s books

Filed under: Authors — Tags: , , , , , — Bookblurb @ 7:45 pm

JK Rowling will return to writing children’s books following the publication of The Casual Vacancy, her first novel for adults.

By Roya Nikkhah

The author, who has been reluctant to say whether she would return to children’s fiction after finishing the Harry Potter series, confirmed that her next book would be for young children.

“As the writer of Harry Potter, I’m always nervous of committing myself to another children’s book, but yes, the next thing I write will be for children,” she said.

“I have a lot of things on my laptop currently, including a couple of things for children – for a slightly younger age group than Harry Potter was aimed at – which are nearly done and will, I think, be the next thing I publish. I have run them by my children and they seem to like them which is always a good sign.

“I also have some ideas for another book for adults but it isn’t too far on [in development].”

The Casual Vacancy has been described as a “sexually explicit tale of ruthless snobbery and bourgeois hypocrisy”.

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