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"Hagrid not the Half-Blood Prince" Rumor Partially Confirmed

Posted by: Melissa
September 15, 2004, 06:51 AM

Yesterday Mugglenet posted that two of their readers who attended the Edinburgh Book Festival reported to them that J.K. Rowling revealed in private conversation that Hagrid is not the Half-Blood Prince. We've been able to confirm through a separate source that we trust, that at leastContinued...

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MuggleNet Wins New Fan Site Award at JKRowling.com

Posted by: sue
September 06, 2004, 01:20 PM

The newest winner of the fan site award from JKRowling.com has been announced. We at Leaky send our best wishes to to the great group at MuggleNet. Congratulations!

"It's high time I paid homage to the mighty MuggleNet. Where to start? I love the design, (I currently favour the 'Dementor'Continued...

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Sunday Mail Prints Retraction, Apologizes to Rowling

Posted by: Kristin
September 06, 2004, 08:35 AM

The Sunday Mail has apologized for printing that Jo Rowling based Harry Potter character Gilderoy Lockhart on her ex-husband Jorge Arantes.
Thanks to Maureen for the link.


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How Odd! New Wizard of the Month at JKRowling.com

Posted by: sue
August 31, 2004, 06:39 PM

How odd...check out the new Wizard of the Month at JKRowling.com

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JKR Scotland's "Most Powerful Woman"

Posted by: sue
August 31, 2004, 10:21 AM

The Scotsman has a list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Scotland, and Harry Potter author J.K.Rowling holds the number one spot.

"In terms of international prestige, national influence and an ability to change daily lives, Joanne Rowling is in a league of her own. No other woman in Scotland commands theContinued...

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Article: "Rowling's Success No Sorcery"

Posted by: sue
August 28, 2004, 02:02 PM

Investor's Business Daily has this article about J.K.R's rise to success in the publishing world. Amoung people interviewed are Arthur A. Levine of Scholastic, the U.S. publishers of the Harry Potter novels.

"She's very aware that these books have a place in history," said Levine. "ItContinued...

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Shh!:Do Not Disturb Sign Back on JKRowling.com Door

Posted by: sue
August 27, 2004, 05:33 AM

Shhh! as many readers have let us know, the "Do Not Disturb" sign is back on the door to the office on JKRowling.com.

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More Rowling tidbits from HP4U JKR Edinburgh Festival Report

Posted by: sue
August 25, 2004, 08:45 AM

HP4U has posted a report from the Edinburgh Festival where JKR answered a few new questions from two lucky young fans.

"...to where JK Rowling was, given our wristbands, then we went to meet her. We said hello and she told us 'she was really glad we could make it'. I toldContinued...

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JKR : Edinburgh "City of Literature"

Posted by: sue
August 24, 2004, 03:07 PM

J.K.Rowling has joined other authors in an effort to have Edinburgh, Scotland become the first "World City of Literature." Edinburgh, Rowling's city of residence, would "act as a model for other cities around the world to celebrate their own literature and writers." The Harry Potter authorContinued...

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Scotsman: Gilderoy Based on JKR Ex-Husband; JKR Spokesperson: No!

Posted by: Melissa
August 24, 2004, 10:05 AM

Some of you have emailed to tell us about yesterday's Scotsman piece claiming that JKR admitted that the vain Gilderoy Lockhart was based on her ex-husband, Jorge Arantes. This is in stark contrast to the articles yesterday that quoted JKR spokespeople vehemently denying such aContinued...

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Forbes: JKR 85th Most Powerful Woman

Posted by: sue
August 23, 2004, 08:26 AM

U.S. magazine Forbes has released yet another list, this one of the "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women." Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is listed at number 85.
It has been a rapid ascent for Rowling, 39, the creator of the Harry Potter media phenomenon. Since the release of her first novel,Continued...

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Happy Birthday Percy Weasley

Posted by: sue
August 21, 2004, 07:09 PM

According to JKRowling.com her calendar now reads August 22nd( yes already in the UK)...Happy Birthday Percy Weasley! Thanks Brian!

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JKRowling Asked to Write Peter Pan Sequel

Posted by: sue
August 20, 2004, 09:12 AM

Author J.K.Rowling has been asked to write a sequel to JM Barrie's classic tale Peter Pan. Great Ormond Street Hospital, to which JM Barrie left the copyright to his stage play, is seeking to raise funds. The Guardian says JK Rowling, creator of Harry Potter, is on holiday and "too busy writingContinued...

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Potter Author May Be Put on Pedestal

Posted by: Melissa
August 19, 2004, 04:46 PM

The Daily Record has a story that says, "Edinburgh council chief Donald Anderson wants Rowling...to be one of several 'modern-day heroes' depicted in a series of statues in the capital." Thanks Abe!

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JKR Donates Books to Save Our Sara Campaign

Posted by: sue
August 19, 2004, 03:38 PM

J.K. Rowling has joined the fight to help a child with leukemia. The "Save Our Sara" campaign is raising funds for two year old Sara Thackray to get cancer treatments here in the United States. J.K.Rowling has donated a signed set of all five Harry Potter books for auction, with proceeds toContinued...

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