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JKR Interviews

Updated: JKR Discusses the Role of Death in the Series, Religion, the US Presidential Election and More in New Interview (Complete Translation Now Online)

Posted by: Edward
February 09, 2008, 06:43 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has given a new interview to Spanish language newspaper El Pais in which she openly discusses many subjects including her series, inspirations, real-life heroes, and even the upcoming United States Presidential election. ThanksContinued...

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"Goblet of Fire" Book Club Opens Today on the Leaky Lounge

Posted by: Edward
January 20, 2008, 11:59 PM

Our forum, the Leaky Lounge, has today begun their latest Book Club reading. Discussing the fourth book, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” our Book Club creates a place where everyone can join in and take an in-depth look at this story as well as join others for an openContinued...

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10 Years in Harry Potter: A Video Retrospective By LeakyNews.com

Posted by: Melissa
January 01, 2008, 12:20 AM

Leaky video editor JP has put together a fantastic retrospective today as we close out this remarkable year, this tenth year of Potter. You can view it at the YouTube viewer below, or by using the download link to save it to your own computer. It will also shortly become availableContinued...

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AbeBooks Names JKR Bestselling Author; "Deathly Hallows" Among Bestselling Books of 2007

Posted by: Edward
December 28, 2007, 01:28 AM

Abe Books, who sell rare and used books throughout the world, have released their annual lists tracking the bestselling and most expensive books sold through their site. In three major categories, the Harry Potter novels, as well as their author, rank amongContinued...

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"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Reading Group Sorting Begins on Lounge

Posted by: Edward
December 22, 2007, 05:11 PM

The Lily and Stag Inn have opened their doors once again for all wishing to join the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” reading groups. Our forum, the Leaky Lounge, is hosting this fun group reading of the sixth Harry Potter book which willContinued...

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PotterCast 130: The One with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: Melissa
December 18, 2007, 07:27 AM


And it's here! J.K. Rowling is on PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast! Aggggh! This is part one of her appearance; the rest will be up next week. We'll have a transcript up as soon as we can.

To listen, subscribeContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Printing of 1.8 Million for Chinese Language Translations of "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: Edward
November 14, 2007, 06:42 PM

The Boston Globe is reporting that Chinese language publishers have printed 1.8 million translated editions of the final book in author J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” since its release last month. The publishersContinued...

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Complete Set of Signed Harry Potter Books Up for Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
September 17, 2007, 02:59 PM

We have a couple pieces of news today relating to Harry Potter books that are being auctioned off in charitable efforts.

The first is a rare complete set of books signed by author J.K. Rowling are to be auctioned off on Ebay starting at midnight September 24, with proceeds to benefitContinued...

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"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Fan Favorite in New Poll

Posted by: sue
September 03, 2007, 01:51 PM

The last may well be the best, as results of a new new poll indicate the final book in the Harry Potter series is the favorite among readers. With over 45,000 people selecting their favorite Harry Potter novel in a poll sponsored by MSN, book seven, Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsContinued...

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"Entertainment Weekly" Special Issue on Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2007, 12:46 PM

Image format: “Entertainment Weekly” magazine now has a brand new special issue on the world of Harry Potter. Featuring some 36 pages on the beloved magical world created by author J.K. Rowling, this collector’s issue features a photo of a young Harry Potter lookalike sittingContinued...

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Video of Jim Dale Reading at New York "Deathly Hallows" Release Party

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2007, 08:01 PM

Barnes and Noble have updated their website with footage from their Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows release party held in New York City, which featured US Harry Potter audio book narrator Jim Dale as a guest. The video on the book seller’s website includes a lengthlyContinued...

JKR Interviews

J.K. Rowling on Future Writing Plans: "Lightning Does Not Strike in the Same Place Twice"

Posted by: sue
July 20, 2007, 05:45 AM

The Associated Press is running a new interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling conducted earlier this week, where Jo reflects on the end of the series and looks forward to a writing life beyond Harry. She remarks on the pressures and emotions she experiencedContinued...

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Verdict Delivered In Snape Trial

Posted by: Edward
July 08, 2007, 03:45 AM

The defense built him up and the prosecution tore him down. Severus Snape went on trial today in the Leaky Lounge for the murder of Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Witnesses took the stand, the prosecution and defense questioned, Rita Skeeter reported, the Judge oversaw, and late this afternoon the case wasContinued...

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"Deathly Hallows" PaperBack Due July 2008, Box Set from Bloomsbury to be Released October 1, 2007

Posted by: sue
June 28, 2007, 03:45 PM

Today, UK Harry Potter publishers Bloomsbury announced that export orders for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows “were up 17% on book number six.” The BBC reports that the company will also release a special box set edition of the novelsContinued...

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A & E and ITV Specials Due on Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
June 28, 2007, 02:06 AM

With the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows rapidly approaching, there are several television specials about the world of our favorite wizard due in the coming days.

First, cable station A&E is set to broadcast a new special called “TheContinued...