Fans stand and cheer for author J.K. Rowling
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NEW YORK— Just the mention of her name, J.K. Rowling, had the audience screaming and on its feet.
The “Harry Potter” author spoke before a capacity crowd Tuesday night at Manhattan’s Lincoln Center in her sole U.S. public appearance to promote her first novel for grownups, “The Casual Vacancy.”
Dressed in a dark skirt and dark sweater blouse, Rowling chatted with fellow author Ann Patchett, read briefly from her new book and also responded to pre-selected questions from fans. Rowling spoke before some 2,500 people, mostly women, gathered under the high, golden ceiling of the David H. Koch Auditorium.
The conversation was for adults — Rowling even used an obscenity — but she is returning to children’s stories. Just don’t expect any board books for toddlers — or a new Potter book
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