Rowling’s new hero is Orpheus

This is both interesting and exciting news. I’ve enjoyed Canongate’s Myth series so far, although I admit to not having read the most recent releases. Now, it appears that maybe a bit classic hero is in store for J. K. Rowling, via “Rowling to work her magic on Greek hero Orpheus?“:

London, July 23 (ANI): Now that the final Harry Potter book is out, publishing firm Canongate is hoping to get its hands on author JK Rowling, and persuade her to tell the tale of legendary Greek hero Orpheus.

Rowling, who studied Greek and Roman mythology at Exeter University in the 1980s, has already expressed a wish to cover the classics, and now Canongate wants to make her wish come true.

If Rowling does agree, then it will also be a coup for the Edinburgh-based publishers, who will be able to boast of having her amongst its ranks of celebrity writers who have contributed to its best-selling Myths series.

Update 28jul07 @ 7:47am:

Via Wizard News, CBC News reports:

Author J.K. Rowling has revealed she’s already working on two new books, just days after her final Harry Potter book was released to the world.

“One is for children and the other is not for children,” was all she divulged in an interview with USA Today.

So, that’s two others likely not including the one that Canongate wishes Rowling would write for them?