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The Rowling Magazine Issue #72 · December 2022

Hermione & Ron: why this couple works

It is in hindsight when some things become crystal clear. This sentiment alludes to one of the most unassuming pairing in the entire Harry Potter series – Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley. We were introduced to Hermione and Ron in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Their first contact was in the train compartment to […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #71 · November 2022

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After seven in Rowling’s words

After the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling kept revealing facts from the lives of the main characters, especially what happened to them after the events of the seventh book. Some of these revelations were done during interviews or reading events, some of them in pieces that she published in Pottermore, […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #71 · November 2022

Book four: The Age Line

In the fourth Harry Potter book, the young wizard craves a quiet life. But death is close at hand and the end of innocence is inevitable. Harry Potter is too young to compete in the Triwizard Tournament, which comes as a relief. After three years getting battered by various dark forces he has had enough […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #71 · November 2022

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

The Rowling Library team was invited to the Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience in Westchester, New York. We’ll share what we thought of this new attraction for fans of the Wizarding World, based on the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience is a new experience created by Fever […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #70 · October 2022

The Dementor Metaphor

Shorn of world-building Prisoner of Azkaban is the story of one boy’s struggle with depression, as Harry Potter comes to terms with the murder of his parents. Harry’s depression is manifested in the terrifying form of the Dementors of Azkaban, which threaten to consume his soul. Depression is the adversary he must overcome to survive […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #70 · October 2022

Is Molly Weasley Still Alive?

Is Molly Weasley still alive?

The Wizarding World franchise is one of the most developed and immersive works by J. K. Rowling, with fans and readers around the world trying to decipher every little detail as much as they can. Jo understands this, as she acknowledges that fans love every single detail from the books. In 2007, when Harry Potter […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #68 · August 2022

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Book Three: Metamorphosis

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is where everything changes. Among those who undergo metamorphosis in this third instalment: Harry, Hermione, Scabbers, Lupin, Sirius, Snape, McGonagall and Trelawney. Even the Marauder’s Map transforms from old bit of parchment to Hogwarts’ track-and-trace. Change flocks to Hogwarts until a flurry of revelations turns the story on […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #35 · November 2019

The Melodies of the Magical World

Magic is at the heart of the Wizarding World, but even witches and wizards have an appreciation for music. During Harry’s first welcoming feast at Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Albus Dumbledore takes a second to acknowledge that music is a magic of its own. “Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #34 · October 2019

Harry’s Halloweens: A History

Throughout the seven books of the Harry Potter series, a handful of similarities are seen between the Muggle and Magical worlds. One of these is Halloween. Rowling’s Wizarding World is sprinkled with many things that come to mind when Muggles think of Halloween, from witches and wizards on broomsticks to the ghosts that roam the […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #1 · November 2016

2004: J.K. Rowling at the Edinburgh Book Festival

In August 2005, J.K. Rowling was present at the International Edinburgh Book Festival. After reading an extract from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which was published a month earlier, she took questions from the audience. Here is a transcription of the most interesting questions from that moment, which take us to a time when we still did not know about the last two books.

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