It was announced a few months ago that JK Rowling was preparing to release her first Post-Potter novel – something that will have nothing to do with magical creatures and wizards.
The title was announced today by her publisher Little, Brown & Co. The book will be called The Casual Vacancy.
It will be released worldwide in hardback, e-book and as an audio download and CD on 27 September.
A little bit of the plot was released as well – according to the BBC:
The story is centred on the death of Barry Fairweather, whose unexpected passing shocks the local villagers of Pagford.
Publishers Little, Brown & Co said: “Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war.”
The company describes the tale as being “blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising”.
I think it sounds really interesting and we’ll definitely have a look when it comes out!