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JK Rowling at Southbank Center

Posted by: Catherine
September 27, 2012, 08:43 PM

The first video of J.K. Rowling at the Southbank Center in London, England has been released. It is a 16-minute rap-up video. This event was supposed to be streamed live; we are currently keeping an eye out for more footage. The video can be viewed here (and is not embeded below by request of Southbank Center).

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Video Roundup: J. K. Rowling Interviews (UPDATED)

Posted by: Mel
September 27, 2012, 07:18 PM

We have quite a few video interviews with J. K. Rowling today. We have a few more clips from Rowling's interview with ABC which can be seen here and here or below. We also have an interview from Australia's ABC1 where Rowling discusses the impact her mother's death had on her and you can watch that here orContinued...

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Casual Vacancy's Expected Sales are Down?

Posted by: Catherine
September 27, 2012, 03:29 PM

Hyped as the most anticipated novel of this season, Washington Post has reported that sales may not live up to the hype. The Washington Post blog reports:

But for the most eagerly anticipated book of the year, Politics & Prose had sold only about half a dozen of their 300 copies by the time OliverContinued...

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Reuters Reports Various Comments from Newspapers and Critics (UPDATED)

Posted by: Catherine
September 27, 2012, 09:57 AM

Reuters has released statements on The Casual Vacancy from various official sources:

"Unfortunately, the real-life world she has limned in these pages is so willfully banal, so depressingly cliched that 'The Casual Vacancy' is not only disappointing — it's dull." (New York Times)Continued...

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New York Times Book Review of "The Casual Vacancy" (Spoiler Alert!) UPDATE

Posted by: Catherine
September 27, 2012, 06:41 AM

The New York Times released its first book review of The Casual Vacancy this morning (SPOILER ALERTS).The NYT states that the overall feeling of the book was emotionally disheartening: " The novel contains moments of genuine drama and flashes here and there of humor, but it ends on such a dishearteningContinued...

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The Casual Vacancy

Posted by: Catherine
September 27, 2012, 06:23 AM

It is September 27, 2012 and JK Rowling's first post-Potter, adult novel is finally here! If you have received your copy of the book, started to read, and would like to tell us how you like it please leave your reactions in the comments below. SPOILER ALERT to all other users!

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Video: J. K. Rowling Interview with the BBC and ABC

Posted by: Mel
September 26, 2012, 07:23 PM

We now have a few videos from two of J. K. Rowling's new interviews about The Casual Vacancy, which will be published tomorrow! All the videos have spoilers to some degree, so please be aware of that.


The first interview is from the BBC and in it Rowling not only discusses the process of findingContinued...

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JK Rowling at Southbank Center Event Streaming Live (UPDATED)

Posted by: Catherine
September 26, 2012, 06:18 AM

UPDATE: The YouTube channel for this live streaming can be found here.

As reported previously, J.K. Rowling will be at the Southbank Center for the release of her book on Thursday, September 27. The event can be watched via live streaming at this link, beginning at 7:30 PM. CommentsContinued...

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J. K. Rowling is Now on Facebook

Posted by: Mel
September 25, 2012, 07:31 PM

Today J. K. Rowling launched her official Facebook page, which can be seen here. Additionally, an official Facebook was set up for The Casual Vacancy. 


The Casual Vacancy will be available for purchase on September 27th.

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J. K. Rowling Interview with USA Today

Posted by: Mel
September 25, 2012, 07:27 PM

With just a day between us and the publication of The Casual Vacancy, USA Today has published another interview with J. K. Rowling about her very soon to be released novel. In the interview, a few plot details from The Casual Vacancy are discussed so please be wary of spoilers. In the interview Rowling talksContinued...

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Harry Potter Wizard's Collection Clip: Daniel Radcliffe on the "Prisoner of Azkban" Set

Posted by: Mel
September 25, 2012, 07:08 PM

Warner Bros Home Video Brasil has released a new Harry Potter Wizard's Collection clip to our friends at Potterish, who were kind enough to share it with us. This clip takes a look at the filming of "Prisoner of Azkaban" and how Daniel Radcliffe started takingContinued...

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Emma Watson on the Cover of Nylon's October Issue

Posted by: Mel
September 24, 2012, 07:11 PM

Emma Watson is featured on the cover of Nylon magazine's October issue along with fellow "Perks of Being a Wallflower" co-stars Ezra Miller and Logan Lerman. She participated in both a photoshoot and interview with Nylon. Images from the photoshoot can be found here, while excerpts from the interviewContinued...

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New Yorker Profile of J. K. Rowling Offers More Insight into "The Casual Vacancy"

Posted by: Edward
September 23, 2012, 01:22 AM

The New Yorker magazine has just published this lengthy profile and interview with author J. K. Rowling which goes into much depth and detail about her time following the release of the final Harry Potter novel as she began to write her forthcoming novel geared towardsContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Tom Felton!

Posted by: Mel
September 22, 2012, 07:03 PM

Please join Leaky in extending birthday wishes to Tom Felton, who turns 25 today. Many happy returns!

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J. K. Rowling Interview with "The Guardian," and a Preview of "Life After Harry Potter"

Posted by: Mel
September 21, 2012, 09:07 PM

The Guardian has posted an extensive article and a nearly ten minute video of their interview with J. K. Rowling. The article reveals a great deal more about The Casual Vacancy than has so far been released, including Rowling's inspiration for the book:

In a way, that'sContinued...

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