Is JK Rowling working on a new children’s book? – USA TODAY
J.K. Rowling has long wrapped up her insanely popularÂ Harry PotterÂ series, but you could not call her a slouch by any means.
She’s taken on the pseudonym Robert Galbraith to write a series of crime novels, she’s writing the script for the upcomingÂ Harry PotterÂ spin-offÂ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemÂ and she’s an avid tweeter. Oh, and there’s that whole new Harry Potter play that she’s been working on too.
But there’s no news that brings us as much joy (well, except for thatÂ Cursed ChildÂ play that we’ll never get tickets to) as the news that Rowling might be working on her first children’s book sinceÂ Harry Potter.
“I have an idea for a children’s book. Actually I have written part of a children’s book that I really love so I’m definitely going to finish that.”
She didn’t specify the name or genre, or whether it will be related toÂ Harry PotterÂ at all. Though considering the excess of Potter stuff she’s been doing lately, we wouldn’t blame her if it wasn’t.
In a statement to USA TODAY, Scholastic Inc., whichÂ publishes Rowling’s novels in the U.S., said,Â âScholastic is thrilled that J.K. Rowling is working on another childrenâs book and we have no doubt that she will, once again, inspire even more young readers with her brilliant storytelling.â
Rowling has not published a book under her name sinceÂ The Casual VacancyÂ in 2012, which was highly anticipated as her first novel for adults and is now being adapted as a BBC miniseries. She has published three books as Robert Galbraith in theÂ Cormoran StrikeÂ series, with the latest released in October. Though she’s had moderate success as Galbraith, she told BBC Radio that she’s yearning to take back the Rowling name.
“I will definitely write more novels as J. K. Rowling. Novels in the plural, I have so many ideas in my head.”
Mark us down as stoked.
Jocelyn McClurg contributed to this story.