J. K. Rowling reads The Casual Vacancy live - highlights

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J. K. Rowling launches The Casual Vacancy, her first novel for adults, at the Southbank Centre. Watch J. K. Rowling read from her novel and take questions from Mark Lawson and Southbank Centre audience. 

J. K. Rowling reads The Casual Vacancy live - highlights

The Casual Vacancy is a big novel about a small and seemingly idyllic English town, which faces an uncertain future. From a local election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations, J K Rowling weaves a masterful story.

This event was broadcast live from the Queen Elizabeth Hall in Southbank Centre, London at 19.30 GMT on Thursday 27 September.