Potter author to write novel geared toward adults: Rowling ends her five-year long hiatus
Analyse Markovic, Copy Editor
April 5, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment
In 1997, J.K. Rowling captured the literary world with the Harry Potter series. For over a decade, her fantasy novels enchanted millions of avid readers. But now that the Potter book and film series have ended, many fans of J.K. Rowling are starting to wonder what’s next for the British novelist. On February 23rd, Rowling finally decided to spill.
In an brief, enigmatic message on her official website, J.K. Rowling announced that after a five year hiatus, she will finally be publishing a new novel. This time, according to the website, the novel will be targeted toward adult readers.
In response to speculation as to elements of the new book, Rowling says, “Although I’ve enjoyed writing it just as much, my next novel will be very different from the Harry Potter series.”
Eloquent on both paper and in real life, Rowling is famous for dropping hints about her novels, life, and plans through mysterious online posts and comments to the press. During the span of the Potter series, she used her website as a means to communicate clues about upcoming novels. Rowling’s return to the literary world this year is no different. With the promise of more details later this spring, curious fans have no choice but to patiently await the unfolding of J.K. Rowling’s next surprise.