Normally, I don’t focus on a famous author, but I have a sweet spot for J.K. Rowling, the writer of Harry Potter. As a child, I grew up as Harry did while reading the books. Later in my undergraduate classes we discussed how Rowling revolutionize young adult literature. With an epic series of fantasy and coming of age, who wouldn’t want to see what she has coming up next.
According to CNN, Rowling has an adult book in store for readers worldwide. After the stunning growth of her characters and her writing, there is a lot of promise in this new book. Most people in the publishing biz don’t expect her to receive the same success as HP. I, however, have an optimistic approach for this book. Maybe it’s because I enjoyed the development of the HP series, but out of courtesy to another writer I believe we all can develop in different levels of writing. The switch from young adult to adult may be difficult for some writers. There is a huge difference in the themes and style of young adult that make the literature part of that genre.
According to the article, Rowling’s editor of choice is known for crime thrillers giving a hint to the book’s contents. The rumor is that Rowling’s setting will be her hometown of Edinburgh, and she may be writing a whodunnit. I am thoroughly excited about this because I have a special place in my heart for crime novels. It is important to note that having new books by well-known authors may help the publishing industry. With a name like Rowling on a new book, people may stop and buy the book.
We will have to wait for the book to come out to be sure, but the anticipation for Rowling’s new book definitely has me inspired.