J.K. Rowling’s agency, the Blair Partnership, announced this morning that the Harry Potter author will be releasing a new novel for adults.
The only other info on the page, besides a graphic, is a note from the author indicating that “While I have loved writing it just as much, my next book will be very different from the Harry Potter series.”
Details will be announced “later in the year.” A press release further states:
The book has been bought by Little, Brown and Company in the UK and US.
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.
UPDATE: jkrowling.com is being “refreshed and redesigned” and will be opened again later this spring. An e-mail list has been added to the Web site’s interface for readers to subscribe to updates.
Tell us what you think the book will be about, in the comments! Whoever gets closest will win a something, once we figure out a good prize.