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Our World Book Day giveaway has a winner!

What do The Casual Vacancy, Room on the Broom, and Darwinia have in common? Apart from being books, that is. They’re all being read by people who entered our World Book Day giveaway. And what’s special about The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau? That’s being read by Neil Corman, who’s our official prize winner! No, […]

Sarah Phelps Screenwriter of BBC adaption of "The Casual Vacancy"

As BBC announced their plans for adapting Dame Agatha Christie novel's in celebration of 125 years of publication, they also mentioned the screenwriter of the mini-series adaption of J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy. Acclaimed screenwriter...Show More Summary

Bluffer's Guide to Don Quixote

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha is one of those books that almost everyone has heard of and that almost no one has read. Others include Jack Kerouac's On The Road, JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy and the bible. But with...Show More Summary

Name Quotes for the Weekend #12

"I chose Robert because it is one of my favourite men's names, because Robert F Kennedy is my hero and because, mercifully, I hadn't used it for any of the characters in the Potter series or 'The Casual Vacancy'." more

Once again, J.K. Rowling tops hardback and paperback bestseller lists

8 months agoArts : Arts Post

J.K. Rowling still has that old magic. As she did back in the “Harry Potter” days, the British writer will appear atop two of our bestseller lists on Sunday: “The Casual Vacancy,” her first novel for adults, originally published in … Continue reading ?

J. K. Rowling Answers Fan Question on Goodreads

Goodreads members were recently asked to submit questions for J. K. Rowling about The Casual Vacancy, and today the selected question was answered. The winning question concerned writing realistic, gritty characters and J. K. Rowling's answer can be viewed here.

J.K. Rowling: ‘We need to become absorbed in something bigger than ourselves’

9 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Over at Goodreads, J.K. Rowling responded to one reader’s question about writing gritty characters–sharing advice for both writing and living. With the new paperback release of The Casual Vacancy, reader Anne Gunden asked about the “gritty...Show More Summary

JK Rowling’s Pseudonym Confession & Thursday’s Paperback Release Of ‘The Casual Vacancy’: Is There A Connection?

So unless you’re in a silent meditation retreat being one with your social media deprivation driven anxiety, I’m sure you’ve heard about it  by now. After much speculation, JK Rowling was Specialis Revelio‘d as the author of The Cuckoo’s Calling, a 450-page crime novel written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. On Sunday morning every muggle news website excitedly [...]Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling Secretly Wrote and Published a Detective Novel

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling hasn’t stopped writing just because the magical series is over, and the 47-year-old's first shot at adult fiction, The Casual Vacancy, received decent reviews last year. But for her second effort, Rowling took a different approach, ditching her best-selling name in favor of "Robert Galbraith,"... More »

J.K. Rowling Admits Writing Crime Novel As "Robert Galbraith"

Fans of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy don't have to wait to get their hands on J.K. Rowling's next novel. It's already out. Rowling was exposed this week as the real voice behind "Robert Galbraith," an alleged ex-military...Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling & E.L. James Lead Most Abandoned Books List

9 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Goodreads has created a great infographic exploring the books most often abandoned by readers on the social network. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling topped that list, followed by Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. On the MorningShow More Summary

J. K. Rowling to Answer One Fan Question on Goodreads

Goodreads is hosting an opportunity for a fan to ask J. K. Rowling a question about "The Casual Vacancy." In honor of the paperback release of "The Casual Vacancy" readers can post their potential questions here until July 7th. Goodreads will compile the best questions into a poll, which readers will be able to vote on starting July 11th. Show More Summary

Victoria Campa: From Extraordinary to Ordinary: Rowling's 'A Casual Vacancy' is Anything but Boring

JK Rowling's new adult novel "A Casual Vacancy" lacks wands and a scar-branded young hero, yet it is a refreshing change from the author who never ceases to amaze.

The most disappointing books of 2012

The Casual Vacancy,” J.K. Rowling: Rowling’s first novel for adults sputters into an unsatisfying read. The death of a local parish councilor sends the community of Pagford spinning into mayhem, as secrets unravel and a tangled web of affairs (both personal and bureaucratic) emerges. It’s a...

BBC Hires Producer for J.K. Rowing's 'The Casual Vacancy' TV Adaptation

Paul Trijbits is charged with hiring a writer for the initial script and will guide the BBC commissioned adaptation into production. read more

Paul Trijbits To Exec Produce BBC Adaptation Of J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy

Jane Eyre producer and Saving Mr. Banks executive producer Paul Trijbits has been brought on to exec produce The Casual Vacancy TV series that’s being mounted by The Blair Partnership and the BBC. Trijbits is the former managing director of London-based Ruby Film and Television. Show More Summary

Book Club: World-saving chef Jamie Oliver's new cookbook...

World-saving chef Jamie Oliver's new cookbook 15-Minute Meals has overtaken JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy in sales in the UK. It is now the best-selling hardcover book of the year.

Borders Line: And In Less Exciting BBC News…

last yearOdd : Badass Digest

J.K. Rowling's disappointing CASUAL VACANCY will get the BBC mini-series treatment.

Senate Casual Vacancies and the Impact of Constitutional Change

The Australian constitution was changed in 1977 to stop the manipulation of Senate party numbers, but Bob Carr's appointment reveals an unintended consequence of the change.

BBC to Turn Rowling’s Casual Vacancy Into TV Series

last yearArts / Writing : LitReactor

J.K. Rowling’s first adult novel, 'The Casual Vacancy,' is going to get the small-screen treatment by the BBC. News by Dean Fetzer First J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books were turned into a successful film series, now her (widely panned)...Show More Summary

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