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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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"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...

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Scholastic Asks: Where are the Horcruxes?

Posted by: sue
June 12, 2007, 08:30 AM

In the fifth of their countdown questions leading up to the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Scholastic is now asking fans "Where are the Horcruxes?" Good question...and UPDATE: Voting is now open. You can choose THREE from the following:

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Bloomsbury Updates with New "Deathly Hallows" Screensavers

Posted by: sue
May 24, 2007, 04:32 PM

Bloomsbury has updated their Harry Potter website with screensavers now featuring the covers to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The Children's edition screen saver features that mysterious symbol found on the spine of the jacket, then the castle and grounds from the back cover.Continued...

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Contest Information to Hear JKR Read from "Deathly Hallows" Plus New HP Site from Bloomsbury

Posted by: sue
May 23, 2007, 07:43 AM

As a follow up to the big news that author J.K. Rowling will be reading from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the release of the novel midnight July 21 at the Natural History Museum in London, England, UK publishers Bloomsbury US publishers Scholastic,Continued...

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New Scholastic Box Set of All Seven Harry Potter Novels

Posted by: sue
May 09, 2007, 09:49 PM

The first image of a special box set due from Scholastic containing all seven Harry Potter novels is now online. This set, which you can see here in our galleries, includes a nice case or trunk with the Harry Potter logo on it, as well as what seems to be printed hardback copies of all sevenContinued...

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Pre-Order "Deathly Hallows" Audio Book,Excerpts Online from First Six Books

Posted by: sue
March 27, 2007, 10:38 AM

Over the years we at TLC have received many questions about the audio books for the Harry Potter series, especially about the availability of one for this last book. In the wake of yesterday's announcement, Random House and Listening Library have now updated their websiteContinued...

Charity

Sketch from "Goblet of Fire" on Auction for Charity

Posted by: sue
March 09, 2007, 09:24 AM

A sketch by Harry Potter illustrator Mary GrandPre is one of two the artist donated for auction to benefit a center that helps those with cancer. A sketch made for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is up for auction tonight in Sarasota, Florida, and you can see this image here. The Herald TribuneContinued...

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Sorting for "Order of the Phoenix" Reading Group Today in Lounge

Posted by: sue
March 03, 2007, 07:32 AM

There will be a new round of sorting today for the reading groups on our forum as we take on the fifth novel in the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." If you are interested in joining one of these free (and fun) reading groups, be sure to stopContinued...

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New "Deathly Hallows" Release Date Poster from Raincoast

Posted by: sue
February 21, 2007, 04:00 PM

In addition to the Scholastic and Bloomsbury posters marking the release date of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows we told you about previously, Canadian Potter publishers Raincoast have now released their version of this poster. It features the blue placeholder art for the cover of DeathlyContinued...

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Potter Actors Doodle for Charity

Posted by: Edward
February 16, 2007, 03:25 PM

Oliver Phelps, George Weasley in the Harry Potter films, along with actress Imelda Staunton, Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher Dolores Umbridge in "The Order of the Phoenix," are joining 600 other celebrities in doodling for charity. Phelps and Staunton’s doodles will be auctionedContinued...

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Scholastic Updates with New "Deathly Hallows" Release Date Poster

Posted by: sue
February 12, 2007, 09:18 AM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, has updated their site with a new "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" poster that you can download and print out at home. The poster features the current black and white placeholder art for the book, with the titleContinued...

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Translating Harry

Posted by: sue
January 27, 2007, 11:47 AM

The Guardian has a new article online about the unique art and hard work involved in translating the Harry Potter novels. While facing deadlines and a whole host of other obstacles, translators often have to face one primary hurtle first: "finding the balance between literal fidelity and the equivalence that makes for fidelityContinued...

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Audio Interview with Mary GrandPre

Posted by: sue
January 14, 2007, 06:10 PM

A podcast featuring a recent interview with US Harry Potter illustrator Mary GrandPre has now surfaced online. While this interview contains no new information about "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" (she says she doesn't know anything about it yet) the artist does say she would one day likeContinued...