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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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The primary purpose of the Epilogue in DH was to free Jo up from her own instinctive fear that perhaps in a year or so, whe would take up Harry’s story again. To cover a 19 year period with no new traumas in Harry’s life, prevented herself from doing just that and gave her the fredome to commence other projects.

Posted by Beazle on October 06, 2009, 01:39 AM report to moderator
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Posted by wing on October 06, 2009, 01:56 AM report to moderator
125 Points

Whatever it is i bet it will be awesome. She is such a geat author!

Posted by Rodinius Black on October 06, 2009, 05:07 AM report to moderator
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I wonder if it’s ALBUS/JAMES potter, not HARRY potter…… *grins.:)

Posted by ginevrapotter07 on October 06, 2009, 05:18 AM report to moderator
65 Points

Why do people want more Harry Potter? Besides The Scottish Book I was under the opinion that the series was done now. Maybe in 10 or so year’s time we’ll be ready for more from the wizarding world, but for now let Jo stretch her creative muscles with something new!

Posted by Atticus on October 06, 2009, 06:32 AM report to moderator
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eeee :) i’m just so glad she’s writing something new. she’s such an amazing writer that i’ll probably buy whatever it is she writes, i love her writing style, it’s just…perfect _ hopefully we’ll get the scottish book at some point, but i get that she’s probably had enough of writing about Harry for a bit.

and yay for the lifetime achievement award!! she definitely deserves this. i’ve always been an avid reader but HP is definitely the biggest, best thing i’ve ever read, and probably fuelled my now obsessive love for books and reading. well done Jo! :D

Posted by Sigourney♥ on October 06, 2009, 06:54 AM report to moderator
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After eading the comments above my own, it seems we’re all wandering what Jo’s writing! She has us all hanging off the edge of our seats! :D

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on October 06, 2009, 07:01 AM report to moderator
47 Points

can’t wait for more details and the book itself

Posted by Marron on October 06, 2009, 07:33 AM report to moderator
330 Points

Mabey she will go back to Harry later?

Posted by Ballycastle Bats fan on October 06, 2009, 07:39 AM report to moderator
1642 Points

I’m sure what ever J.K writes it will be a joy to read it ..
woop woop .. Looking forward to it !!

Posted by Bella'love ^HISS^ on October 06, 2009, 07:57 AM report to moderator
5610 Points

wow! coooooooooooooooooooooooool. hehehe. OMG why im spazzing im not entirally sure but im happy! i love it :i need a harry break" hehee. write write write!

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on October 06, 2009, 09:47 AM report to moderator
23764 Points

Well darn, I was hoping she was still working on her fabled Scottish Book. Ah well, patience . . .

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on October 06, 2009, 09:48 AM report to moderator
625 Points

WOW!!I want more news about what she’s writting!!!!

Posted by humbert0 on October 06, 2009, 09:49 AM report to moderator
625 Points

WOW!!I want more news about what she’s writting!!!!

Posted by humbert0 on October 06, 2009, 09:50 AM report to moderator

I note that she is taking a break from Harry, not giving up on him all together, so I think the Scottish Book is still going to happen, It is also good she says “something” rather than “other things”, which suggests she has something definite to work on rather than several possibilities that might or might not work out, and that might in turn mean that she is confident she can finish it, perhaps even near to finishing it.

Posted by roonwit on October 06, 2009, 09:54 AM report to moderator
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