Mega-selling author of the Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling has penned her first novel for an adult audience. The novel titled The Casual Vacancy, from Little, Brown and Company is scheduled to release on September 27th.
Her (at this time) only scheduled U.S. appearance will be at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on October 16th at 8:00 p.m. Ms. Rowling will be interviewed by author Ann Prachett, sign books and answer questions.
Tickets for the event are expected to sell out immediately. They can be purchased beginning September 10th for $37. They can be purchased online for an additional fee.
The Casual Vacancy from Amazon’s description:
“When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…. Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town’s council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising.”