The Casual Vacancy

JK Rowling's Books Changed My Life - She Should Never Stop Writing

Harry Cunningham | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Cunningham

I sincerely hope that J.K. Rowling never stops writing and I am hugely excited about the publication of The Silkworm. Having immortalised her as the greatest writer to have ever lived, the press is unfortunately now looking for a wholly unfair excuse to tear her down. Without her books I know I would not be the person I am today.

Dissing Other Authors Can Be Dangerous--Or Not

Lev Raphael | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lev Raphael

When I was first starting out as a published author, and before my first book was published, a famous writer at an awards banquet offered me unsolicit...

JK Rowling is Essential for the Future of New Writers

Planet Ivy | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Planet Ivy

New writers will find it much harder to get noticed if all the publishing houses go bust. For industries to continue, they need money and money comes from popularity and success - even a children's book could tell you that.

If JK Rowling Cares About Writing, She Should Stop Doing It

Lynn Shepherd | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lynn Shepherd

I didn't much mind Rowling when she was Pottering about. I've never read a word (or seen a minute) so I can't comment on whether the books were good, bad or indifferent. I did think it a shame that adults were reading them... But, then again, any reading is better than no reading, right? But The Casual Vacancy changed all that.

'A Tasty Cocktail Of High Culture And Low Thrills': Reaction To Dan Brown's 'Inferno'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK

Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown delivered his latest opus – "Inferno" – on Tuesday. Brown, whose novels have sold 200 million copies worldwide,...

A Class of its Own - Lessons From British Society

June Sun | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
June Sun

Before the UK, I had no idea that supermarkets could be ranked posh. I thought organic olives and manchgo cheese were for hungry people worried about chemicals, not a consumer choice that could be linked to a double-barrelled surname.

Can Rowling Bring Some More Screen Magic?

PA | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

JK Rowling's first novel for adults, 'The Casual Vacancy', is being adapted into a BBC One drama. Published in September, the novel opens with the ...

Why Fifty Shades of Grey Didn't Make the Bad Sex in Fiction Award Shortlist

Frank Brinkley | Posted 28.01.2013 | Home
Frank Brinkley

In short: Fifty Shades of Grey is erotica and thus disqualified from the Bad Sex in Fiction Award 2012 (or indeed in any other year). Phew.

Rowling Won't Swap Broomstick For Shuttle

PA | Posted 30.09.2012 | Home

JK Rowling has claimed that she created a cosmic vacancy when she turned down a trip on a spaceship. The Harry Potter author, whose first novel for...

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: 28th September 2012

Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

Scroll down for some of the best news, entertainment, culture and sports pictures from around the world, brought to you by The Huffington Post's Pictu...

'I Wish Barry Didn't Rhyme With Harry'

PA | Posted 27.09.2012 | Home

Harry Potter author JK Rowling said she stopped writing another children's book in order to pen her first work for adults. Bookshops opened their d...

LOOK: First Page Of JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK Comedy

(Extract and book cover by David Schneider and Chigwiri.com). More TOPICALOLs: 'Adopt A Rebekah Brooks' Charity Campaign BBC Apolog...

10 Things You Didn't Know About JK Rowling

Posted 26.11.2012 | Home

Today JK Rowling embarks on an exciting new career as a proper serious grown up writer with the release of The Casual Vacancy. Details of the book ...

Who Said It: Dumbledore Or JK Rowling? QUIZ

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 27.09.2012 | Home

Today is the day that JK Rowling releases The Casual Vacancy, marking a break away from the Harry Potter books that made her name. It's a book written...

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: 27th September 2012

Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

Scroll down for some of the best news and sports pictures from around the world, brought to you by The Huffington Post's Picture Editors Elliot Waglan...

What Have The Critics Had To Say About JK Rowling's First Adult Book?

Posted 26.11.2012 | Home

JK Rowling's first foray into adult fiction has arrived, and the nation's critics have all raced out of the block to cast their verdict on the most an...

Are You Excited About JK Rowling's First Book For Adults?

PA | Posted 27.09.2012 | Home

Bookshops are opening their doors early on Thursday morning as readers line up to get their hands on JK Rowling's first novel for adults. The Casua...

JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy: The World Waits

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 27.09.2012 | Home

The publishing world is gearing up for its biggest event of the year so far - when Harry Potter author JK Rowling unveils her first ever novel for adu...

WIN: 20 Of Autumn's Best New Books, Including JK Rowling, Ian McEwan And Jamie Oliver

Posted 25.09.2012 | Home

Question: what do JK Rowling, Ian McEwan, Sophie Kinsella, Jamie Oliver, Anthony Horowitz and Tom Clancy have in common? Answer: they all have new ...

Who Wants To See The New JK Rowling Book Cover?

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 03.07.2012 | Home

Fancy seeing The Casual Vacancy book cover? Hands up, who wants to? Well, don't say we never treat you. Here is the bold, brand new cover of J.K R...