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Radio Interview with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
November 30, 2005, 01:54 PM

BBC Radio4 will broadcast a 30 minute interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling titled "Living with Harry Potter" which will be aired on Saturday, December 10th at 9:00am(GMT). The website description of the program reads:

"In a rare recorded conversation, J K Rowling and Stephen Fry, the voiceContinued...

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David Heyman Interview in "Metro"

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2005, 11:12 AM

An interview with Harry Potter film producer David Heyman appeared in the UK publication "Metro" on Friday. While most of the information we have heard previously, David talks again about the power of the Potter fans, and the mistake on Voldemort's tombstone.

Harry Potter fans are a hardcore bunchContinued...

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J.K. Rowling: Time's Person of the Year?

Posted by: sue
November 15, 2005, 03:54 PM

Every year, Time Magazine chooses an individual as their "Person of the Year." This award is given to "the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or for ill, and embodied what was important about the year." Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is apparentlyContinued...


Official Attendees for Goblet World Premiere in Leicester Square, London

Posted by: Melissa
November 02, 2005, 04:57 PM

The Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire World Premiere is this Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Leicester Square Odeon in London at 6:15 p.m., and WB has confirmed to TLC those involved who are scheduled to attend. The list is as follows (and people will start arriving at 5pm):Continued...

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JKR Misses Potter Screening to Take Care of Husband

Posted by: Melissa
October 26, 2005, 10:07 AM

A recent article from Yahoo! that states that Jo Rowling missed a screening of Goblet to take care of her husband, Neil Murray, after his appendix surgery, is correct. We've heard he's doing just great, and that all is well in the Rowling-Murray household - best wishes for a speedy recoveryContinued...

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JKR Original Drafts Featured on UK Television Show

Posted by: sue
October 18, 2005, 01:38 PM

Earlier this summer, we told you that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was donating some original hand-written work for display at the Centre for Children's Books in the UK. Reader Wendy let us know that a television program is set to air on Channel Five in the UK that will show these drawings.Continued...


Half-Blood Prince Book by JKR Wins Two Quill Awards

Posted by: sue
October 12, 2005, 06:32 AM

Previously we told you that J.K. Rowling and her latest book were nominated for the Quill Awards. The winners have been announced, and author J.K. Rowling has won the prize for "Book of the Year" and "Children's Chapter Book/Middle Grade" for Harry Potter and theContinued...

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JKRowling Talks Writing

Posted by: sue
October 03, 2005, 06:48 AM

J.K. Rowling has given a brief new interview with CBBC Newsround about a subject near and dear to her, writing. This is in conjunction with the start of the National Children's Book Week in the UK. Our favorite author gives tips to young writers, reveals how she gets inspiration for her writing, and answers this questionContinued...


Arthur Levine Talks Half-Blood Prince and Beyond

Posted by: sue
September 27, 2005, 07:58 AM

Arthur Levine, editor of the US edition of the Harry Potter books, recently appeared at Silliman College (Yale), and spoke about his work at Scholastic on the series of books. Mr. Levine refleced about topics such as working with Jo, and spoke of his reaction to the death of a much belovedContinued...

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JKR vs. eBay, Round 2

Posted by: Melissa
September 12, 2005, 01:36 PM

Jo Rowling has posted an update to the eBay situation we posted about a few days ago. In short, nine of 10 of eBay's JKR signatures, Jo Rowling estimates, are on items she has never been near, much less autographed. JKR urged eBay to adopt a better screening policy and for Potter fans not only to do the same, but to avoidContinued...

JKR Rallies Potter Fans Against eBay Fakes

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2005, 03:19 PM

In this item on her site, Jo Rowling urges fans again not to trust that anything claiming to be signed by her on eBay is an item with which she has "ever been on the same continent."

"As far as I can tell from watching the 'signed' Harry Potter merchandise on e-Bay, for every (asContinued...

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Images from Jo Rowling's Appearance at National Portrait Gallery

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2005, 12:33 PM

We've got two pics of J.K. Rowling's appearance at the National Portrait Gallery in London for you, as well as a larger shot of the art itself:

Jo alone
Jo with her painting
The portrait
The painting is by artist Stuart Pearson. Jo said of the portrait:
"...I love it. I haveContinued...

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Portrait of J.K. Rowling Unveiled in London

Posted by: sue
September 06, 2005, 03:35 PM

A portrait of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was unveiled today at the National Portrait Gallery in London. CBBC Newsround reports that JKR's portrait, painted by artist Stuart Pearson Wright, shows "JK sitting at a desk in a bare room, with a writing pad in front of her, along with three boiledContinued...

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Sunday Mail Reports JKR's Bird Purchase

Posted by: Melissa
August 21, 2005, 01:28 PM

The Sunday Mail actually reports today that JKR purchased a silver model of a Dodo bird from jeweller Patrick Mavros, in a news item that we would nominate for the We Can't Believe They Wrote That Award, if it existed.

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Voting Opens on Quill Awards

Posted by: Melissa
August 15, 2005, 02:45 PM

The QuillsAwards, sponsored by the Quills Literacy Foundation, has opened voting; you can vote for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in the Children's Chapter Book/Middle Grade and Book of the Year categories here (you must fill out a short form first).

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