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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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Posted by Emily [ROAR] on October 06, 2009, 04:27 PM report to moderator
857 Points

kinda half wish it was Potter…but all good things must come to an end, and it’s not over yet, at least she’s still working!

Posted by kayzz on October 06, 2009, 04:42 PM report to moderator
428 Points

hmmm.. exciting… wonder what she is writing…

Posted by alegria35 on October 06, 2009, 04:44 PM report to moderator
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A Harry Break? Hmmm

Posted by kylejhood on October 06, 2009, 05:03 PM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by Brosia, OoM 2 [WBM] on October 06, 2009, 05:44 PM report to moderator
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Posted by wing on October 06, 2009, 05:58 PM report to moderator
625 Points

I want more about this one!!!

Posted by humbert0 on October 06, 2009, 06:41 PM report to moderator
625 Points

I want more new about this one!!!!!

Posted by humbert0 on October 06, 2009, 06:42 PM report to moderator
374 Points

I’d love a Marauders book! Maybe one day!

Posted by Rossonera on October 06, 2009, 07:16 PM report to moderator
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Posted by bec majec *roar* on October 06, 2009, 07:58 PM report to moderator
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Posted by SharonE on October 06, 2009, 09:26 PM report to moderator
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Whatever it is I’m sure I won’t be disappointed. :))

Posted by accioangela on October 06, 2009, 09:57 PM report to moderator
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I will read whatever she’s writing even it isn’t Harry Potter.

Posted by Jane_Potter on October 06, 2009, 10:10 PM report to moderator
407 Points

Soooo glad that Jo is writing :D

But it would be much cooler if she wrote smthng Hp related.

Posted by flowerchild on October 06, 2009, 10:25 PM report to moderator
184 Points

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!

Posted by CharlieNevin on October 06, 2009, 10:32 PM report to moderator
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