As the worldwide launch of author J.K. Rowling’s new novel “The Casual Vacancy” happens in countries such as the United States and United Kingdom, fans living in Costa Rica can also partake through a program by the British Embassy.
Ms. Rowling will release her first novel since the Harry Potter series Sept. 27. The author strives to captivate another audience this time, adults.
“Harry Potter was more for everyone, but this book caters to the older crowd,” said Bruce Callow, political and communications officer at the embassy.
The story behind “The Casual Vacancy” details the life of a town with groups at war with each other and the effects of an election after a council seat is left vacant. From this point, not much more is known about the plot. “There hasn’t been that much information released about the book. It’s keeping everyone in suspense,” said Callow.
The British Embassy will present the book along with a presentation from the Little Theatre Group. The theater group will also run a trivia quiz on iconic female authors of the United Kingdom.
Five winners will receive a copy of the English version of the book. The event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bar Shakespeare on Avenida Segunda at Calle 28 adjacent to the Sala Garbo theater. Ambassador Sharon Campbell will also attend this event and may read an excerpt from the book, said Callow.
The book launch is open to the public and there is no cost, refreshments will be available for purchase.
“I think it is going to be a very memorable event,” said Callow.