Though her The Casual Vacancy publicity tour was seemingly over earlier this month, a new event featuring J.K. Rowling has been announced.
Rowling will appear at the Bath Literature Festival which runs from March 1 – 10. The event is sponsored by The Independent newspaper. Other authors scheduled to attend include Hilary Mantel, Sandi Toksvig, Helen Dunmore, PD James, and Kate Mosse.
The news was initially reported by Southwest Business.
Rowling’s last event was the Lennoxlove Book Festival in her hometown of Edinburgh on November 2. At the Q&A, Rowling credited her husband approving of the story idea before she started it. “It is the mark of either how much my husband loves me or how right I was to marry that man, but he was the only person who, when I told him my idea, said: ‘Yes, that sounds good.’”
She went on to reveal that her favorite character to write in the book was Fats Wall. When asked how she responds to criticism of the book Rowling replied, “But it’s not like Hogwarts,” she insisted. “It’s not a great battle between good and evil. There’s no easy answers, no solutions, just so many shades of grey.”
The Casual Vacancy is currently available worldwide. Her next project is believed to be a book for 6 to 7 year olds. Maybe she’ll have an announcement to make by the time her Bath event rolls around.
Tickets are currently not on sale, but information should become available soon on the official website.