Author J. K. Rowling has written a novel for adults, which she said would be “very different” from her best-selling 'Harry Potter' books, her publishers announced Thursday.
Publishers Little, Brown said they would release further details about the book, including the title and worldwide publishing date, later in the year.
Rowling said in a statement: “Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series.”
Rowling has changed publishers for the project and said: “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."
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Her new editor, David Shelley, said the publisher was “thrilled, honored and proud” to be working with Rowling: “She is one of the best storytellers in the world, and I am looking forward enormously to helping bring her new novel for adults to her fans and admirers, and to introducing her writing to new readers the world over."