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


Aug 02, 2012

Posted by John Admin

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

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.

8 Responses to JK Rowling to Appear at Cheltenham Literature Festival for “The Casual Vacancy”

Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Wish I could be there...Avatar Imagekatelyner123 says: :((( Wish I lived there :((((Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: 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.Avatar ImageG.Weasley says: 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.Avatar Imagehorcruxhunter7 says: REALLY wish I could be there!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Wish I could be thereAvatar ImageLunaLuver says: I suppose I'll end up giving it a read, either from the library or bookstore.Avatar Imagehewy says: 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.

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