Now that the Harry Potter era has ended, author J.K. Rowling is moving on to bigger and better things: She has written and is set to publish her first novel for an adult audience, Little, Brown and Company, the book's publisher, announced Thursday.
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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," said Rowling in a statement. "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."
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David Shelley, publisher of the Little Brown Book Group in the U.K., will serve as Rowling's editor on the book's U.K. version, and Michael Pietsch, executive vice president of Little, Brown and Company, will be responsible for publication in the United States. Further details about the book, including its title, subject and release date, are said to be released later this year.Would you read an adult novel by Rowling or does your heart still belong to Harry?