J K Rowling’s agent has told The Bookseller there are no immediate plans to publish her children’s book in progress, discussed in interview on Tuesday evening on Simon Mayo’s BBC Radio 2 Drivetime show.
Neil Blair, Rowling’s agent at The Blair Partnership, said: “J K Rowling has talked previously about writing a children’s book and, as she said to Simon Mayo in the interview, it is on-going, with no plans to publish as yet.”
Rowling told Simon Mayo on his BBC Radio 2 Drivetime show: “I’m not going to give you an absolute date because things are busy and I’ve been writing a screenplay as well. But I will definitely write more novels under J K Rowling. I’ve written part of a children’s book, which I really love. I will definitely finish that. I have ideas for other adult books.”
Rowling published her Harry Potter titles through Bloomsbury, but her books written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith have been published by Little, Brown.
The news Rowling is working on her first children’s book since Harry Potter has been met with excitement and anticipation on social media.
One woman tweeted Mayo last night: "One v excited 8 yo whooping in kitchen to hear @jk_rowling say she is writing a new kids book!"
“THIS IS HUGE!” tweeted fiction editor for Quercus Kids Rachel Faulkner.
Meanwhile, teen magazine Seventeen said: “Everyone is FREAKING OUT because @JK_rowling just said she’s working on a new book”.