Harry Potter sold over 450 million copies worldwide with the help of a gigantic movie franchise. Though she’s worth millions of dollars, author J.K. Rowling is not done sharing her creativity with the world. The Harry Potter series was aimed towards young adults, so the author decided to take her talent a different direction with her latest novel, “The Casual Vacancy.”
As one of the most anticipated releases of the fall, Rowling is ready to make media rounds, announcing her first U.S. interview about her latest novel. ABC snagged the exclusive interview that includes Nightline co-anchor Cynthia McFadden visiting Rowling’s home in Scotland.
The interview explores the success of Harry Potter, the role it played in her rags to riches story and how it differs from “The Casual Vacancy.” The two-part interview will first air on Good Morning America, World News With Dianne Sawyer and Nightline on September 26, with the second half airing the next morning (Sept. 27) on Good Morning America. Rowling will also make an appearance on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart during her promo tour.
The London Evening Standard describes Rowling’s new book as a “comic novel about the affairs of an idyllic English town.” It does stress that no one has seen the book, even those who are paid to review.
“The Casual Vacancy” hits book stores on Sept. 27 in digital and hard cover copies.