Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
LITTLE, BROWN BOOK GROUP TO PUBLISH HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD PARTS I & II SCRIPT BOOK
Little, Brown Book Group announces today that they will publish the script
book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II,
an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new
play by Jack Thorne written to be enjoyed on stage. The Special Rehearsal
Edition of the script book (hardback, $49.99) will be published at 11.01am
NZST on 31st July 2016, following the play’s opening on 30th July, bringing
the eighth Harry Potter story to a wider, global audience. The script eBook
will be published simultaneously with the print editions by Pottermore, in
collaboration with Little, Brown Book Group in the UK, and Scholastic in
the US and Canada.
David Shelley, CEO of Little, Brown Book Group said: ‘We are so thrilled to
be publishing the script of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. J.K.
Rowling and her team have received a huge number of appeals from fans who
can't be in London to see the play and who would like to read the play in
book format – and so we are absolutely delighted to be able to make it
available for them.’
About the book/play:
The eighth story. Nineteen years later.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John
Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by
Jack Thorne, is the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on
stage. It will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now
that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and
father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his
youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he
never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn
the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.