Not Harry Potter.

Here’s the first look at the cover art for J.K. Rowling’s post-Harry Potter work, The Casual Vacancy, due to hit shelves on September 27th. EW’s Shelf Life has more deets!


Curse of The Avid Reader Card: Ryan Gosling, The Book

The whole “Hey Girl” Ryan Gosling thingy (which I never really got) is now a book! What-evs: he’ll always be lounge-lizard-in-training Sean Hanlon to me! [Feminist Ryan Gosling]

The Trillium Book Award celebrates its silver anniversary [The Walrus]

Favourite Books of Famous People (Barack Obama’s pick is Song of Solomon screeee!) [ShortList]

Orange ends sponsorship of Prize for Fiction. (What’s going on here? First the Pulitzer doesn’t hand out a prize for fiction because apparently, nothing published this year was good enough, and now this.) [Quill and Quire]

Shock of all shocks: there’s a lack of racial diversity in YA fiction [Kate Hart]

Kerouac’s On The Road premieres at Cannes [IBN Live]

A summary of J.K. Rowling’s first book for adults [J.K. Rowling]