No Vacancy: Rowling Returns To Kids' Lit
Via NY Daily News:
Looks like it pays to stick to what you know: after critics more or less panned her first adult novel, J.K. Rowling announced over the weekend that she would be coming back to children’s fiction for her next book. (To be fair, a big chunk of the one-star reviews on Amazon were blasting her on the price and adult content—even though she warned many times that it wasn't a kid's book.)
At the Cheltenham Literature Festival, Rowling told the audience that “the next thing I write will be for children” and that she had a “number of ideas on my laptop,” but didn’t elaborate much further. And it looks like she still plans on cranking out at least one more adult book. "I know what my next book for adults will be," she said. "I have a number for children I'm working on."
I'm still a little wary because Rowling mentioned that her next piece will be aimed at “younger children than the Harry Potter series”—but after the sex and drugs of The Casual Vacancy, some kid stuff might be a welcome change.
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