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Scotland's Hot 100 List

Posted by: sue
January 02, 2006, 10:27 AM

Reader Amoscotia let us know that the Scottish magazine "The List" published their Hot 100 list, and it contained a few people from the Harry Potter world. Cover boy and Potter actor David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) took the top spot. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was listed at number 63, and actor Robbie ColtraneContinued...

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New Year, New Witch of the Month at

Posted by: sue
January 01, 2006, 05:07 PM

Here's something to get your spirits soaring :) Check out the new Wizard of the Month at

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J.K. Rowling Donates Signed HBP to Peace Hospice; Also Nominated for Italian Vogue's Woman of the Year

Posted by: sue
December 30, 2005, 09:32 AM

Author J.K. Rowling has reportedly donated a signed first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to be auctioned off to help raise funds for Peace Hospice in England. The spokesperson for the charity hospice is quoted in the WatfordContinued...

A Christmas Present From J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
December 24, 2005, 07:22 PM

J.K. Rowling has left a gift-wrapped message on her desk this Christmas, which brings us glad tidings heralding a hint of things to come on the website, and oh yes, a mention of Book Seven. Jo writes:


That tired old welcome page was starting to bug me, so I thought I'd give you something newContinued...

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JKR's Complaint Against the Mirror is Upheld

Posted by: Melissa
December 22, 2005, 11:24 AM

J.K. Rowling's July 2005 complaint to the Press Complaints Commission against the Daily Mirror has been upheld. The PCC agreed that JKR's privacy had been breached by an article in The Mirror that featured a photograph of the author's London home. More information may be found here.

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J.K.Rowling Wins Henson Award

Posted by: sue
December 21, 2005, 11:00 PM

It was announced today that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has won the highest honor from the Jim Henson company. These awards, in their inaugural year, are going to persons who most reflect" the core values and philosophy of Jim Henson and the company he founded in1955." Jim Henson is known world wideContinued...

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Winner of Signed Half-Blood Prince Book Raffle

Posted by: sue
December 20, 2005, 07:21 PM

Previously, we told you about the Belen Public Library in New Mexico conducting a raffle for their copy of one of the Half-Blood Prince books signed by author J.K. Rowling in order to help fund an addition to their library. The winner was Katherine Williams of Albuquerque, and her son sent us inContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Named "TIME for Kids" Person of the Year

Posted by: sue
December 18, 2005, 09:34 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been named by the magazine "TIME for Kids" as their Person of the Year. Readers of this children's magazine selected our favorite author for this award over others such as Lance Armstrong, disaster relief volunteers, and even the Chicago WhiteContinued...

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JKR/Fry Transcript

Posted by: Melissa
December 11, 2005, 02:59 PM

Psst - to those who have been asking where the transcript of the J.K. Rowling / Stephen Fry interview is - it's been here since yesterday, thanks to our friends at MN - it was linked from the original news post. Now stop asking! :)
It's also now available at Quick Quotes, as part of the ongoing database of J.K. RowlingContinued...

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J.K. Rowling BBC Interview

Posted by: Melissa
December 10, 2005, 02:57 AM

JKR's radio interview with Stephen Fry will air again here on Christmas Eve, but you can also download it in the meantime right here.
Click below for bits that were transcribed as the interview went on:

UPDATE: Thanks to our friends at MuggleNet and Micah and Jess, you can now read the entire transcript, here. ThanksContinued...

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Excerpts from J.K. Rowling Radio Interview

Posted by: sue
December 06, 2005, 01:50 PM

The print edition of the Radio Times has an excerpt from the upcoming BBC Radio4 interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry. In this excerpt, Jo speaks more about how the events in Book Six will tie into Book Seven.

SF Is it really true that you've got it [the end of the story]Continued...


Rumors Fly About Harry's Fate

Posted by: Melissa
December 05, 2005, 09:25 PM

The ever-so-trustworthy British tabloids are running wild with an ambiguous quote from Jim Dale, the voice of the American editions of the HP books, that says what we all know: That J.K. Rowling may kill Harry in book seven.
(Hint: She also may not.)

The Mirror says "the revelation will shock millions of die-hardContinued...

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"One City," with Foreword by Rowling, Available Jan. 2?

Posted by: Melissa
December 04, 2005, 11:50 AM

One City, the book to which J.K. Rowling has written a foreword and the profits from which will benefit the One City charity, which fights social exclusion in Edinburgh, is listed as available for release on Jan. 2 by
Edinburgh's Lord Provost said about the book, "This bookContinued...

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JKR to Write New Children's Book

Posted by: sue
December 03, 2005, 08:01 AM

The Scotsman is reporting today that author J.K. Rowling is planning on writing another book for children after she has concluded the Harry Potter series. Jo discusses her future writing plans in an upcoming radio interview to be broadcast on BBC Radio4. The newspaper article states that Jo " said that sheContinued...

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JKR and the Rags Before the Riches

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2005, 10:35 PM

The Scotsman has a very good new article highlighting excerpts from a foreward that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has written for a new book, in which she describes her life in relative poverty before achieving her current fame and wealth. In describing parts of her days in Edinburgh as a single mother orContinued...

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