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JK Rowling to Appear at Cheltenham Literature Festival for "The Casual Vacancy"

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 02, 2012, 12:08 PM

BBC News is reporting that J.K. Rowling will appear at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on October 6, 2012 to talk about her first adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, and sign copies of the book afterward.

The talk with Ms. Rowling will be moderated by documentary film-maker James Runcie. She will sign copies of The Casual Vacancy following the event.

Set in the small town of Pagford, the novel is described by the publisher as being "blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising."

Jane Furze, literature festival director at Cheltenham Festivals, said: "The Casual Vacancy has been one of the most talked about books of the year and we very much look forward to hosting this wonderful event."

Tickets for the event go on sale August 13 for members of the Cheltenham Festival and August 20 for the general public. Further information can be found at this page.

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Wish I could be there…

Posted by Won_Two on August 02, 2012, 12:58 PM report to moderator
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:((( Wish I lived there :((((

Posted by katelyner123 on August 02, 2012, 01:34 PM report to moderator
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I wish that JKR would do a US book tour, but I guess that anything that she writes from now on will not need much PR to sell in the gazillions.

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on August 02, 2012, 02:05 PM report to moderator
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I wish J. K. Rowling would do a Canada tour and stop by Calgary. I would give almost anything to see her if she was in Calgary.

Posted by Acciobrooms on August 02, 2012, 11:20 PM report to moderator
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REALLY wish I could be there!

Posted by horcruxhunter7 on August 03, 2012, 02:06 AM report to moderator
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Wish I could be there

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on August 03, 2012, 03:22 AM report to moderator
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I suppose I’ll end up giving it a read, either from the library or bookstore.

Posted by LunaLuver on August 03, 2012, 10:38 PM report to moderator
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Ahhhh to be able to fly over for the festivities! Alas, while money is no object for some (those who have lots) for me it is non existent. Will have to shop at COSTCO.

Posted by hewy on August 04, 2012, 08:11 AM report to moderator
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