JK Rowling New Book: Update on Release
12 Jun 2015
JK Rowling is known the world over for her popular and much adored Harry Potter novels. When the final book of the Harry Potter series was released in July 2007, fans shared a collective sense of sadness, marking it the end of an era. The question on everyone’s lips was: “When will JK Rowling release a new book?” Those who thought Rowling’s writing days were over were ecstatic to find that in 2012, the author had been hard at work writing once again. Since then, Rowling has released 3 novels in addition to several short stories through her website, Pottermore. Keep reading to check out what’s been done and what’s yet to come from JK Rowling. The JK Rowling new book is not to be missed!
— Robert Galbraith (@RGalbraith) June 11, 2015
This book will be the third in the Cormoran Strike series.
What else has JK Rowling released since Harry Potter?
The Casual Vacancy
Serving as her first novel since the Harry Potter series, The Casual Vacancy was Rowling’s initial attempt at writing adult literature. Released in July of 2012, it quickly rose to the top of book charts and boasted record sales numbers. The Casual Vacancy is an ambitious novel that looks at local government in modern England, featuring overarching themes of class, poverty, and other social issues.
Cormoran Strike Crime Series
Rowling went in a different direction for her next literary endeavor, writing a crime series under the pen name “Robert Galbraith.” The first novel of the Cormoran Strike series, The Cuckoo’s Calling, was released in April 2013, followed by The Silkworm in June 2014.
It seems that Rowling plans on much more to come in this thrilling series, and her faithful fans can’t wait to see what mystery they get to dive into next!
Continuing the World of Harry Potter
The world of Harry Potter continues on in the series’s absence through Rowling’s own Pottermore website. Fans are able to participate in an array of activities, and are given access to short stories featuring some of the books’ more minor characters. After creating an account, users can read stories written by former headmistress Dolores Umbridge (pure evil, by the way) and wizarding crooner Celestina Warbeck.
Also available in the Pottermore Store are books set in Harry Potter’s wizarding world, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. These books are written as if they are textbooks for the students at Hogwarts, and provide background knowledge on some of the readers’ favorite topics.
Whether you’re interested in the new stories JK Rowling has to tell or want to continue on in the fantasy world of Harry Potter, it seems she’s got new things coming for everyone. We’ll be keeping an eye out for her new novels and we’ll let you know as soon as a new JK Rowling book is released.
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