Report: JK Rowling "working on something, but it's not Harry Potter"
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."
I am glad that she is branching out. It can be healthy for a writer to explore other topics, especially when they have spent the last 10 years living in that world. And she created it, so it must be nice to spread her wings.
That being said, I hope to read about the kids, they have an interesting legacy to live up to.
Honestly, as much as I wish there were more Harry Potter books, I think that story is finished. She is wise to start something new instead of milking the obvious “cash cow” and I personally cannot wait to see what she comes up with! She is a very gifted writer with a great imagination!