J.K. Rowling has revealed to BBC that a new children’s novel is in the works.
The Harry Potter author has been focusing lately on more adult material. Most recently, she has been promoting her novel Career of Evil, which she wrote under her pen name, Robert Galbraith. It was the newest in a string of crime novels written in the pseudonym. She told BBC:
“I will definitely write more novels as J. K. Rowling. Novels in the plural, I have so many ideas in my head.”
Despite her recent work on adult novels, she hasn’t strayed too far from the Potter world. She’s been working on the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage production, which will premiere in London next summer at the Palace Theatre. She has also teased Potter fans with the upcoming film based off her book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which will be a Harry Potter spin-off (NOT a prequel).
But perhaps one of the most exciting things to hear out of Rowling’s mouth is that she is planning on creating more material for children. As much as Rowling and Harry are MY childhood, it would be a shame for her not to write more children’s books to help tickle the imaginations of younger generations.
Stephen Mayo of BBC Radio 2 Book Club interviewed Rowling. She told them:
“I’ve written part of a children’s book, which I really love. I will definitely finish that.”
The great news for young readers has had people itching to know when to expect the book. Rowling’s literary agent, Neil Blair, said on Wednesday that her writing on the new material “is ongoing, with no plans to publish as yet.”