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‘Harry Potter’ Author JK Rowling To Write An Adult Novel

Written by Lisa Morrison on February 24, 2012

Having sold over 400 million books through the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling today announced she will be moving in a new direction with her newest project.

While Harry Potter was published by Bloomsbury, she has signed a new deal with publisher Little, Brown for her adult works in the UK and US.

Talking to The Guardian Rowling stated: “Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series… 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.”

“I am delighted to have a second publishing home in Little, Brown, and a publishing team that will be a great partner in this new phase of my writing life.”

No details regarding the best-selling authors new writing project have been revealed, other than that the book will not written for children.

The film series, based on Rowling’s novels, is the highest-grossing film series of all-time, with $7.7 billion in worldwide receipts. The films, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as the three leading characters, spanned a decade: from Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone in 2001, to the final installment of the eight-part series, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows in 2011.

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