J.K. Rowling’s new book will be called ‘The Casual Vacancy’

The title for JK Rowling’s new book geared towards adults has been announced. Here is the press release from the Little, Brown Book Group website:


Little, Brown Book Group announces that the new novel for adults by J.K. Rowling is entitled The Casual Vacancy.  The book will be published worldwide in the English language in hardback, ebook, unabridged audio download and on CD on Thursday 27th September 2012.

The Casual Vacancy

When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.

© Wall to Wall Media Ltd.  Photographer: Andrew Montgomery.

© Wall to Wall Media Ltd. Photographer: Andrew Montgomery.

The Casual Vacancy 
480 pages (approximately)
ISBN  9781408704202   (hardback) price £20.00
ISBN  9781405519229   (ebook) price £11.99
ISBN  9781405519212   (audio download) £20.00
ISBN  9781405519205   (CD) price £30.00

Prices in other territories will be announced separately.


I don’t know about you, but I’m really excited for this one.

Watch 5 Minutes of Snow White and the Huntsman

Roth Films has just released a five minute cut of Snow White & The Huntsmen to give folks a clearer idea of the picture. (And also probably to sway attention from Katniss and the other Snow White movie coming out this weekend, if we’re being cynical about it.) You can check it out above, but be warned that it pretty much gives the whole movie away.

Thank you so much to Tor.com for the heads up!

I am really looking forward to this movie, and though the video gives much of it away (as Tor reminds us), we all know the fairy tale anyway. I love what they did to it, though. Fairy tale retellings will never be not cool for me. Aren’t you excited for it already?