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Followup: Original Sorcerer's Stone Sketch

Posted by: sue
August 10, 2005, 07:32 AM

Yesterday, we told you about J.K. Rowling donating for exhibition an original handwritten chapter and sketch she made for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Today, The Guardian newspaper has more details about the drawing which appears to be one with Hagrid, Professor Dumbledore, and ProfessorContinued...

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Handwritten Chapter by J.K. Rowling on Display in the UK

Posted by: sue
August 09, 2005, 11:32 AM

A rare public display of original handwritten work by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is coming soon to the Seven Stories Centre in the UK. The Irish Examiner reports that

"Author JK Rowling has lent the new Seven Stories centre in Newcastle upon Tyne a hand-written draft of chapter sixContinued...

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Author Terry Pratchett Comments on J.K.Rowling

Posted by: sue
July 31, 2005, 09:44 AM

Author Terry Pratchett has written an unfavorable note published in a newspaper complaining about J.K.Rowling. His complaint is that the status of the Harry Potter author is being elevated "at the expense of other writers". He writes in the Times:

WHY IS it felt that the continued elevationContinued...


Happy Birthday Harry and Jo Rowling!

Posted by: Melissa
July 31, 2005, 12:10 AM

It's July 31 in England, which is Harry Potter and Jo Rowling's birthdays! Jo is 40 today, and we wish her all the health and continued success in the world. (If you poke around, you'll see a bit of notice that it's her birthday, as well.)
In our three-years-running traditionContinued...

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Forbes: JKR 40th Most Powerful Woman

Posted by: sue
July 28, 2005, 09:59 PM has posted their list of the 100 Most Powerful Women, and our favorite author made the list. J.K. Rowling is ranked at number 40 on their list. Says Forbes:

Rowling, 40, is a media dynamo. Her Harry Potter books have sold a stunning 270 million copies in 62 languages worldwide. Her sixth installmentContinued...

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JKR Interviews Online at Quick Quotes

Posted by: Melissa
July 26, 2005, 11:52 AM

The transcripts of all the recent JKR interviews are now up in full on our Floo Partner, the QQQ: Click here for transcripts, and here for summaries. The hardworking team over there has used the summary page to break down every last piece of info given by JKR in the six interviews she gave leading up to andContinued...

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THE INTERVIEW with J.K. Rowling, Part 3

Posted by: Melissa
July 22, 2005, 11:54 PM

emersonjomelissathumb.jpgThe final part, finally up. Sorry, guys - turns out there was a miscommunication (mine!) preventing this from getting up. Doi! It's up now. (And hey, it worked out to go up almost exactly a week after the time most of you had just gotten your HBPs and started reading them. So, um. Yes. We meant to do this.Continued... Updates on Half-Blood Prince Release Weekend

Posted by: sue
July 21, 2005, 08:39 AM

JKRowling has updated her website with thoughts about the Half-Blood Prince release weekend. Her news section, and the extras section both have been updated,including her reactions to meeting our own Melissa and Emerson from MuggleNet.

And there they were, waiting for me. I had met MelissaContinued...

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Posted by: Melissa
July 20, 2005, 04:38 PM

emersonjomelissathumb.jpgPart two of THE INTERVIEW, along with part two of the report, is up:
The MuggleNet/TLC Jo Rowling Interview, Part Two
Edinburgh Report, Part Two

Update: Emerson has posted a public apology for use of the word "delusional" over on MuggleNet. He also posted a statement that people really need to read. Vent out yourContinued...

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THE INTERVIEW with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: Melissa
July 19, 2005, 08:56 AM

Emerson of MuggleNet and I are in various stages of travel and consciousness, so we have two bits for you right now: our reports of the weekend up to the moment we opened our books, and the first snip of the interview with Jo Rowling, which is very short compared to what's coming on Wednesday and Friday. ThisContinued...

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A Delay in posting the Interview with Jo

Posted by: sue
July 18, 2005, 09:10 PM

Hello everyone!
I'm afraid we have some bad news for you. There will be a delay in the posting of the interview with Jo. We wanted to make sure that the interviews were posted on the two sites together, but unfortunately, (as posted on the MuggleNet website), Emerson's flight back home was delayed.Continued...

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"Magic at Midnight" to Air in Australia

Posted by: Kristin
July 18, 2005, 05:56 AM

Our Leaky readers in Australia will be able to watch Harry Potter - Magic at Midnight, a screening from the Edinburgh midnight book reading, this Thursday the 21st at 7:30 on Network 10.
Thanks, Marianna!

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Cub Reporters Full Interview with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
July 18, 2005, 05:56 AM

CBBC Newsround has now posted the transcript of the 70 cub reporters interview with J.K. Rowling. While many of the questions we have heard in similar fashion before, there are a few new tidbits of information.

Peter Humphreys for BBC Newsround. - Who did Fawkes previously belong to and will he playContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Interview with Katie Couric Transcript

Posted by: sue
July 17, 2005, 08:41 PM

The transcript from Katie Couric's interview with J.K. Rowling has now been posted on the Dateline NBC website. In this piece which aired tonight, unfortunately, there wasn't too much specifically about the new book. The questions that the children submitted will be broadcast tomorrowContinued...

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Time Magazine Interview with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
July 17, 2005, 04:02 PM

Time Magazine has now posted their interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. In an interview that briefly covers several subjects such theology, romance, and the fantasy genre, Jo is honest about her intentions with the Harry Potter books.

Granted, Rowling's books begin like invitations to garden-varietyContinued...

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