JK Rowling's Adult Novel 'The Casual Vacancy' Book Cover Released


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Just less than 30 minutes ago when Little, Bronwn and Company released the cover of the most-awaited first adult novel of JK Rowling - 'The Casual Vacancy.' On the cover is the "X" mark in the box, talking about election ballots.


From their first press release, Barry Fairweather is now Barry Fairbrother. Little, Brown and Company said it was an error.

From Little, Brown and Company

Little, Brown and Company releases the cover for The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling, along with updated cover copy, details of the audio reader, and confirmed page count.

Published worldwide in the English language on September 27, 2012 in hardcover ($35.00), large print hardcover ($39.00), e-book ($19.99), unabridged audio download ($29.98), and on CD ($44.98)

the casual vacancyWhen Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the 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?

A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J. K. Rowling’s first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.

The Casual Vacancy
512 pages


ISBN 978-0-316-22853-4 Hardcover ($35.00) - ISBN 978-0-316-22854-1 Large print hardcover ($39.00) - ISBN 978-0-316-22855-8 E-book ($19.99) - ISBN 978-1-619-69501-6 Audio downloadable ($29.98) - ISBN 978-1-619-69500-9 Audio CD ($44.98)

The audio edition of The Casual Vacancy will be read by Tom Hollander, an experienced star of stage and screen.

Notes to Editors

Barry Fairbrother’s surname was incorrectly given as Fairweather in our original press release. This was Little, Brown UK’s error, and we are correcting it now.

J. K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than two hundred territories, have been translated into seventy-three languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films. She has also written two small volumes, which appear as the titles of Harry’s schoolbooks within the novels: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Themand Quidditch Through the Ages were published by Scholastic in March 2001 in aid of Comic Relief. In December 2008, The Tales of Beedle the Bard was published in aid of the Children’s High Level Group, and quickly became the fastest-selling book of the year.

As well as an OBE for services to children’s literature, J. K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees, including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France’s Légion d’honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and she has been a commencement speaker at Harvard University. She supports a wide number of charitable causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.


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