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Report: JK Rowling "working on something, but it's not Harry Potter"

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
October 05, 2009, 05:40 PM

There is a new article today regarding author J.K. Rowling and her next piece of literature. The Telegraph is reporting that at a recent fashion week showing, Jo "bid for three tickets to see Stella McCartney’s Paris show at a Gala Auction in London, in June, to raise funds for the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation, and bought along two friends." JKR is next quoted as saying “I’m working on something, but it’s not Harry Potter,” she said. “I need a Harry break.” Readers will recall of course we recently heard directly from the author as well via her official Twitter where she said "pen and paper are her priority" at the moment. We do not know what she is working on alas, and will update should there be any further developments.

On a related note, a press release was issued noting that DQE, a leading animation, gaming and entertainment production and global distribution group, has awarded J.K. Rowling with a lifetime achievement award "for her outstanding contribution towards children entertainment."  It continues "J.K Rowling is the author and creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The esteemed jury were almost unanimous in their choice of J.K. Rowling - who has inspired the minds of millions of people around the world, and has given rise to a whole new generation of young readers. The Potter books have gained worldwide attention; won multiple awards, sold more than 400 million copies and a string of films have been produced based on the series. Presented in Cannes, "Mr. Josh Berger, President and MD Warner Brothers Entertainment UK received the Award on behalf of J.K. Rowling."

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214 Points

She’s writing, she’s writing!!! it’s not Harry but… she’s writing!

Posted by samhinrichs678 (WBM) on October 05, 2009, 07:31 PM report to moderator
1579 Points

: ( i dont want a harry break…but im glad shes writting

Posted by Beckster235 on October 05, 2009, 07:33 PM report to moderator
2525 Points

I hope she starts on the scottsih book soon. but i can understand i mean she was worked with this thing for over 10 years. time for realxtion

Posted by The Nerd on October 05, 2009, 07:43 PM report to moderator

good. I am a Harry Potter fan but Jo has so much more potential she shouldn’t just focus on Harry.

Posted by no1hpfan on October 05, 2009, 07:55 PM report to moderator
534 Points

When she says “a Harry break” does she mean she might return to him someday, or that she needs a break before she tackles the Scottish Book? Hmmmm . . .

Posted by Widdershins [WBM] on October 05, 2009, 07:57 PM report to moderator
261 Points

I’m sure whatever she writes will be great. I still wish it was about Harry Potter!

Posted by kyramp on October 05, 2009, 08:02 PM report to moderator
312 Points

Isn’t she working on something for children? And not fantasy either?

Posted by Lucida on October 05, 2009, 08:02 PM report to moderator
3271 Points

Can’t wait to find out later what she has up her sleeve… ;-) Even though I am also waiting for the Scottish Book… I’ll be interested to see what else she writes.

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on October 05, 2009, 08:07 PM report to moderator
3455 Points

SQUEE!!!!! okay i know a few of you are like “A HARRY BREAK?” but im totally excited that she is working on ANYTHING!!!! just her writting has been exciting…even though it may not be the scottish book it will be so exciting to be holding a book with ‘by Jo Rowliing or maybe Jo Murray’ on it again!!!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on October 05, 2009, 08:14 PM report to moderator
3455 Points

and in award! well today is a really glorious day for Jo! two exciting peices of news!!!!
i am wandering about the scottish book though…just really excited that something with her name on the cover will be coming out soon!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on October 05, 2009, 08:15 PM report to moderator
2641 Points

Anything from JKR will be great. can’t wait!

Posted by TerieB on October 05, 2009, 08:16 PM report to moderator
176 Points

although I’m sad that she isn’t working on something for HP I think it’s good that she’s kind of breaking away and we will always will remember Harry Potter she probably doesn’t want to be only remembered as “that woman who wrote Harry Potter” whatever it is I can’t wait :]

Posted by supporterofSPEW on October 05, 2009, 08:21 PM report to moderator
3455 Points

sorry one more comment i know ive left a ton already but….what about her name? it would be so exciting if it was Jo Rowling or Jo Murray or something other than what she used for HP because that was sort of used as a disguise!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on October 05, 2009, 08:23 PM report to moderator
341 Points

I would LOVE to see what she can do outside the Harry Potter world.

Posted by ScottMan on October 05, 2009, 08:27 PM report to moderator
5180 Points

i hope its published soon!!

Posted by hermionenluna TZS ROAR! on October 05, 2009, 08:36 PM report to moderator
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