J.K. Rowling Sells First Adult Novel to Little, Brown

Harry Potter manics, rejoice: After a few years of hanging out, J.K. Rowling has a new book on the way. TheBookseller.com reports that Rowling has just sold an adult project (as in age, not racy content) to adult publishers Little, Brown, for release sometime in the distant future. No details of the book’s content, title or date were forthcoming, though it probably won’t bear much resemblance to the Potter books. "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," she said said, and I’m guessing she’s more than ready to put the wizarding world to rest.

It’ll be a clean break from those days: The Potter books were published by Bloomsbury, and going to Little, Brown offers a little more Serious Credibility for this next phase of her career. Since finishing the series with Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows in 2007, Rowling has mostly laid low, avoiding talk of an eighth Hogwarts novel and working on the Pottermore website, which is according to my little cousin’s Tumblr is a thing that tweens can’t get enough of. We’re all very excited to see how it turns out! If she doesn’t need the extra money, I could use some of it.

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