The BBC has commissioned J.K. Rowling’s latest book The Casual Vacancy for a television series. Rowling said she’s thrilled: “I always felt that, if it were to be adapted, this novel was best suited to television and I think the BBC is the perfect home.”No date or length of series has been finalized yet, but according to this short article in the Huffington Post, suggestions for the cast are already in the works. Interesting choices. Check it out here.
Mark your calendars: Oct. 16 in NY Ann Patchett will have a public discussion with JK Rowling about her new book for grown-ups, The Casual Vacancy. Their meeting will take place at Lincoln Center.
(photo of Queen with JK in 2001)
He’s not named Harry, but Barry, and he’s already dead at the start of Rowling’s new adult novel, The Casual Vacancy. Set in the picturesque village of Pagford, Rowling’s darkly humorous novel portrays the decidedly un-quaint ugly conflicts that are revealed when Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly leaving a vacancy on the parish council. Pre-orders are reportedly building up briskly.