JK Rowling Lands Deal for New Adult Book

It will be 'very different' than Harry Potter
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2012 11:34 AM CST

(Newser) – JK Rowling is back, but if you're hoping for more adventures starring a certain boy wizard—or anything along the lines of those books—you're out of luck. Little, Brown and Company announced today that it had acquired the rights to publish a new book by Rowling, but this one will be aimed at adults, the New York Times reports.

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"Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series," Rowling said in a statement. "The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry’s success has brought me." So far there's no word on the title, publication date, or plot of the new book. (Read more JK Rowling stories.)

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