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On Tuesday J.K. Rowling hosted a live Q&A, reading, and signing at the David Koch Theater in New York City to celebrate and promote the release of The Casual Vacancy.

The full video from the event is now online.

From the start you can see that those in the audience are huge Rowling and Harry Potter fans, with host Anne Patchett noting that she may have to pass out sedatives in the audience to calm them down. Watch in full below:

UPDATE: At the request of Little Brown, this video has been removed.

Yesterday we assembled a list of the top ten quotes from Rowling at the event. They include:

- Although Casual Vacancy is a book for “grown-ups,” it’s not an “adult book” in the way that Fifty Shades of Grey is, Rowling says. “The difference is, people have sex in this book, but no one really enjoys it.”

- “This is going to sound like a product placement, but I’ll say it anyway — the MacBook Air changed my life.”

- On Casual Vacancy: “I started writing quite freely… Because I wanted to get to know them, the characters.”

- “The right 14 or 15-year-old” could read Casual Vacancy, Rowling says. But should a 7-year-old? “Well, that would be inappropriate.”

The Casual Vacancy is in stores now.

  • theXtraordinary

    rowling is already a star and has a lots of followers, its amazing how she can sell lots of copies of her books within just a span of weeks. its just simple proof that a lot of people were inspired by your great works!
    Information with Inspiration

  • NightStrike91

    She’s so funny, inspirational, amazing…There’s to few superlatives to describe her.
    Where’s the last bit, though? :’( I would very badly want to hear her say, “I still walk in and out of Hogwarts!”.

  • Guest

    not the whole interveiw. it cuts off :-(

  • Jon

    I could watch these two all day. Anne Patchett is great!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Wilkinson/792210064 Ryan Wilkinson

    Yay, you can never have too much Jo =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Wilkinson/792210064 Ryan Wilkinson

    I loved her comment about the Marauder’s Map at 38:10 =D

  • jon

    um where is the rest of the video!!!

  • Mitchell Johnson

    Could you post the whole video? It cuts off RIGHT after they ask my question… it’s maddening.

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