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Grownup Fans of Harry Potter Get Beyond Prejudices Against "Children's Literature"

Posted by: Melissa
May 18, 2003, 08:00 PM

The Seattle Times makes mention of both Harry Potter for Grownups and Nimbus 2003, the first "Harry Potter" symposium for adults, which "will be a hybrid of an academic conference with literary presentations and a Star Trek-like convention where participants play a version of Quidditch," in its article about adult fans of what are normally deemed "children's books". Phillip Nel, author of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Novels: A Reader's Guide, who'll be speaking at Nimbus 2003 was quoted in the story:

"Once people get past their prejudices against children's literature, there's a great deal there to enjoy as an adult. There's an assumption that because a book is for children, therefore it can't be as well-written or as interesting. That's not true."

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