9 years after publication of the previous novel in the best-selling series about the boy wizard, what has been billed as the “epic 8th Harry Potter story” will be published globally in the month of July.
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II,” a script version of the upcoming, sold-out London play, will be issued and published in physical book form in North America and Britain, and world widely as a digital e-book. The book will read like a play instead of a narrative novel.
The play, deployed on a concept by author J.K. Rowling, is set nineteen years after “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” It depicts a grown-up Potter as an overworked worker of the Ministry of Magic and father of 3 children who is grappling “with a past that rejects to stay where it belongs,” U.S. publishers Scholastic, UK publishers Little, Brown, and global digital company Pottermore stated on the day of Wednesday.
David Shelley, chief executive of Little, Brown Book Group, stated the script was being published because of public demand.
“J.K. Rowling and her group have acquired a great number of requests from fans who cannot be in the city London to see the play and who would like to read the play in book format – and so we are clearly delighted to be capable to make it present for them,” Shelley claimed in a statement.