The Things They Say

“If people hate it, I will suck that up, as my teenage daughter would say. I’d be lying if I said, ‘No, I don’t care’. Of course I care. But I had the most amazing experience with Harry that will stay with me forever. I don’t feel I have to chase that, I had that. Literature is subjective, some will like it, and some won’t.” Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is philosophical about the potential reaction to her first adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, which is released on Thursday (27Sep12).