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August 14th, 2022

Warner Bros. Discovery statement regarding JK Rowling and Salman Rushdie

Warner Bros. Discovery condemns threat against J.K. Rowling

Warner Bros. Discovery has condemned the threats made against J.K. Rowling after she expressed concern author Salman Rushdie, who has been stabbed on stage in New York after years of Islamist death threats. The company has issued the following statement: Warner Bros. Discovery strongly condemns the threats made against J.K. Rowling. We stand with her […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #67 · July 2022

Flipendo! is canon

How the Harry Potter video games can be approached in the Wizarding World canon It has already been more than 20 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone video game was released. The game is seen as the cornerstone of the subsequent instalments of the franchise – without mentioning its significant place in fans’ […]

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June 30th, 2022

Cover for The Ink Black Heart

Cover and synopsis of The Ink Black Heart

Synopsis for The Ink Black Heart, the sixth book in the Cormoran Strike series, written by J.K. Rowling under the pen name Robert Galbraith: When frantic, dishevelled Edie Ledwell appears in the office begging to speak to her, private detective Robin Ellacott doesn’t know quite what to make of the situation. The co-creator of a […]

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June 23rd, 2022

Video: J.K. Rowling pranked by Russian duo Vovan and Lexus over Zoom call

Vovan and Lexus are a Russian comedy duo, known for their prank telephone calls on celebrities, such as Elton John and former president of the United States of America, George W. Bush. This time, their victim was Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Due to J.K. Rowling’s support for Ukraine in the current conflict, and the […]

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June 4th, 2022

Raw footage from J.K. Rowling interview aired on October 8th, 1998, ITN.

Raw footage from an interview made in Edinburgh, Scotland, with J.K. Rowling, in 1998. The interview segment was aired on October 8th, 1998, on ITN, and was around 3 minutes long. This is the entire footage from that interview session.

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May 15th, 2022

Entrance to Diagon Alley

25th Anniversary Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will include J.K. Rowling’s original drawings

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Bloomsbury is going to publish a new edition next June 9th. This was announced a few months ago, where the publisher promised that this new edition (that will have the original cover by Thomas Taylor) was going to include some […]

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April 17th, 2022

J.K. Rowling as Newt Scamander, May 2001

J.K. Rowling as Newt Scamander: “Ah yes, the fabled ‘wyvern’. Well, naturally I had heard the rumours” (2001)

The Wyvern is one of the new beasts featured in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. But this is not the first time the creature was mentioned by J.K. Rowling. A few weeks after the publication of the original book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (March 2001), a man named Howard Brayton, inspired […]

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April 15th, 2022

Rare galley proof of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone to be auctioned

Rare galley proof of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to be auctioned

A rare galley proof of the first book by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, will be auctioned by Chiswick Auctions in London next Thursday April 28th. The estimate by the auction house is between £20,000 and £30,000 (US$25,000 – US$39000). These early galley sheet, one of a small number of copies produced […]

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April 7th, 2022

Programme from J.K. Rowling first public appearence: Wyedean School, December 1978

The Rowling Library is proud to own this original programme for a Christmas Concert at Wyedean School, where J.K. Rowling was a notable student. The event “An Evening of Words and Music” was on December 13, 14 and 15, 1978. Joanne Rowling (13 years old at the time), together with Fiona Ashley and Lisa Ashley, […]

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April 5th, 2022

Fantastic Beasts 3 - The Secrets of Dumbledore Review

Review: Fantastic Beasts 3 – The Secrets of Dumbledore

After the unenthusiastic reception of The Crimes of Grindelwald, Warner Bros. knew they had to do something different for the third part of the Fantastic Beasts series. Something different that would appeal back to the casual fans of the Wizarding World: that something different is Fantastic Beasts – The Secrets of Dumbledore. Warner Bros. knew […]

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March 24th, 2022

Cover revealed for Fantastic Beasts 3: The Secrets of Dumbledore – Original Screenplay

The cover for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Original Screenplay have been revealed. J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves appears in the cover as the authors of the material. This official screenplay includes behind-the-scenes commentary and content and serves as the ultimate companion to the film. Not only can readers explore every scene of the […]

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March 22nd, 2022

Win a signed copy by J.K. Rowling of Bloomsbury 25th anniversary edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Bloomsbury are getting ready to celebrate 25 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published! To celebrate, the publishing house will be releasing a video of fans remembering their first reading experiences of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Send Bloomsbury your memories (by video or in writing) to be in with […]

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February 28th, 2022

Secrets of Dumbledore - Original Screenplay

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Original Screenplay to be published on July 19, 2022

It has been confirmed that the Original Screenplay for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (by J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves) will be published by Little, Brown in the United Kingdom and Scholastic in the United States, as well as in ebook format by Pottermore Publishing. The publication date for the third screenplay in the […]

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February 7th, 2022

New documentary Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History, coming soon to BBC

J.K. Rowling to appear with Stephen Fry in “Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History”, a BBC documentary

Stephen Fry, who famously narrated the Bloomsbury (United Kingdom) Harry Potter audiobooks, will embark on a fantastical journey across the world in this upcoming BBC One special, entitled Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History. In a unique collaboration with the BBC Natural History Unit, the Natural History Museum (who helmed the exhibition, Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of […]

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January 31st, 2022

Pottermore Publishing

Pottermore Publishing revenue rises by 23% and profits by 150%

The Bookseller reports that Pottermore Publishing, the digital content company for J K Rowling’s Wizarding World, saw revenues rise by 23% to £40.4m while pretax profits rocketed 150% to £9.5m. The company reported details of its financial results covering the period for the 12 months to 31st March 2021. Revenues saw an uplift of 23% […]

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January 31st, 2022

The Ickabog - by J.K. Rowling

The Ickabog gets £8m for charities around the world

The Ickabog, J.K. Rowling’s fairy tale published during the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago, is still helping people around the world. The author shared the news today that, thanks to the all sales worldwide, her charity trust Volant was able to donate over £8 millions to more than 70 international charities to help alleviate the […]

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January 19th, 2022

The Ink Black Heart - August 30th, 2022

Release date for The Ink Black Heart: to be published August 30th, 2022

The sixth book in the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling’s pen name) has an official release date. One day after it was leaked into bookstores such as Amazon and Waterstones, the official social media account for Robert Galbraith together with the publishers’ accounts (Mullholland Books and Little, Brown and Co) have announced […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #61 · January 2022

Harry Potter & J.K. Rowling: What to expect in 2022

The year 2021 is now a thing of the past. Fans of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling had a quiet year: the high point was the publication of The Christmas Pig, our fav author’s new novel for children that charmed adults alike, and still stays on the bestseller lists after months since its release. For […]

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December 3rd, 2021

The Ink Black Heart

The Ink Black Heart, Cormoran Strike #6, to be published in 2022

J.K. Rowling tweeted minutes ago that she just finished a new novel and it will be published next year. Her tweet is a reply/quote to another tweet asking for “Strike news”, so we can assume she is referring to the sixth book in the Cormoran Strike series. New book finished, out next year 🖤 <- […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #59 · November 2021

20 Years of Magic: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

This November marks 20 years since the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone hit cinemas around the world, starting some kind of a revolution in the film industry and giving the Harry Potter books a boost to become even more successful than they already were. Philosopher’s Stone was important at the time […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #58 · October 2021

The Christmas Pig: Nods to Harry Potter or coincidences?

==== Spoilers from The Christmas Pig ==== Some passages of The Christmas Pig will trigger memories on those readers who are very fond of the Harry Potter series. Are these scenes and dialogues a nod to the Harry Potter books, or just a mere coincidence? Jack arrives at a new school and somehow he is […]

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October 11th, 2021

The Daily Mail: Q&A with J.K. Rowling and she reads and extract from the book

To promote The Christmas Pig, the new book that is out tomorrow, J.K. Rowling did a interview with The Daily Mail, and read an extract of The Christmas Pig. These are the questions and answers, and at the end you can watch the video. Can you tell us a bit about the inspiration behind the […]

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October 10th, 2021

Rowling on The Sunday Times: My childhood, the novel I threw away — and how my son inspired my new book

For the promotion of The Christmas Pig (out this Tuesday), The Sunday Times has published a new article by J.K. Rowling titled My childhood, the novel I threw away — and how my son inspired my new book. The article has been published online on Saturday 9th, and in the print edition of the Culture […]

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October 4th, 2021

The Christmas Pig Review: J.K. Rowling at her best

The Christmas Pig J.K. Rowling Hachette Kids – October 12th, 2021 4.5 / 5 ⭐ J.K. Rowling’s first children’s novel since Harry Potter1 is published next week, and it is the most enjoyable book by the author in the last decade. It is a feel-good book, full of surprises, which will delight adults and children […]

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September 30th, 2021

J.K. Rowling to present The Christmas Pig in public event in London

The Christmas Pig: A Family Event with J.K. Rowling will be a one-time event for the publication of Rowling’s new book. It will take place at the Alexandra Palace Theatre, in London, on October 12th. J.K. Rowling will be in conversation with television presenter Konnie Huq, and she will be joined on stage by the […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #57 · September 2021

J.K. Rowling’s Stories: The Secrets from the new online hub for younger readers

Do you remember the times when J.K. Rowling used to have a website showing her desktop, with easter eggs, secrets, frequently asked questions, and content written in first person? Well, those times seem to be back. On September 9th the launch of a new online hub for younger readers was announced, where they can discover […]

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September 14th, 2021

The Christmas Pig - Illustration by Jim Field

Two illustrations from The Christmas Pig revealed

Two illustrations from the upcoming novel by J.K. Rowling, The Christmas Pig, have been revealed today. The first one shows Dur Pig, or DP. Dur Pig is the best friend that Jack has ever known. The second image shows Jack and The Christmas Pig, falling into the “Last of the Lost”, a place that will […]

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September 9th, 2021

J.K. Rowling launches new hub on her website for younger readers: J.K. Rowling’s Stories

To herald the publication of her first major children’s book since Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling has launched a new interactive section on her website for younger readers to discover and explore the different imaginary worlds of her children’s fiction. On J.K. Rowling’s Stories, visitors first arrive at a writing desk that includes meaningful, personal items reflecting the author’s […]

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September 8th, 2021

J.K. Rowling to participate in Lumos Global Virtual Gala 2021

On October 2nd, Lumos Global Virtual Gala will take place. Hosted by Alec Baldwin – and with the participation of Harry Potter actresses Noma Dumezweni, Evanna Lynch and Bonnie Wright -, it will also feature J.K. Rowling who will read from The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The author will also present a new Richard Robinson […]

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August 26th, 2021

The Elephant House suffers fire damage

The Elephant House café, the “birthplace” of Harry Potter in Edinburgh, suffered severe fire damage on Tuesday morning. More than 60 firefighters were deployed to tackle the blaze. One person was taken to hospital as a precaution and another was treated at the scene. The front windows are gone and the interior is largely destroyed. […]

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June 29th, 2021

The Christmas Pig

Cover for The Christmas Pig revealed

The cover design for J.K. Rowling’s new book for children, The Christmas Pig, has been revealed.  Jim Field has produced a stunning illustration for the cover as well as nine black and white spreads and design features for the interior of the book. J.K. Rowling commented: ‘Jim’s illustrations are simply perfect. It really is as […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #54 · June 2021

Creating Hogwarts Textbooks: Interview with Richard Horne

Interview with Richard Horne,who designed the original covers forFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages.

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #53 · May 2021

The case that inspired The Cuckoo’s Calling

As a huge fan of the Cormoran Strike series, I’ve been particularly enjoying the interview clips shared in the Robert Galbraith newsletters and on the Twitter account. Any insights from J.K. Rowling on these characters and books have my complete and full attention. However, one of the newer clips particularly piqued my interest when she […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #53 · May 2021

What we know about The Christmas Pig

Before J.K. Rowling announced The Ickabog officially, she hinted it for a few days using her Twitter header image (in fact, we guessed those hints correctly, and she even acknowledged it later). In the case for The Christmas Pig, her new book, it was a bit different. On the morning of April 13th, J.K. Rowling […]

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April 13th, 2021

The Christmas Pig – by J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling’s new children’s book has been announced! The Christmas Pig will be simultaneously published on Tuesday 12th October 2021 in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and India by Hachette Children’s Group, in the US and Canada by Scholastic, as an English language audiobook by Audible, and in over twenty other languages by other publishers, making it […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #50 · February 2021

Will The Ickabog be adapted as a film?

Published as a hardcover illustrated book, The Ickabog is J.K. Rowling’s latest work of fiction. Fourteen years after the final Harry Potter novel, Rowling returned to where she was most successful: writing for children. Although it was originally published online and for free, the printed version of The Ickabog did very well on sales, and […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #49 · January 2021

Is Grindelwald a shape-shifter? The solution for changing actors

Johnny Depp leaving the Fantastic Beasts series was one of the main topics of 2020 for the fans of the Wizarding World. Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, famous for his role in the TV series “Hannibal”, was quickly appointed to replace the American actor and to play the role of Gellert Grindelwald, the Dark Wizard who […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #49 · January 2021

The Quibbler - by Fausto Giurescu

Goodbye 2020 – A year in review

The year 2020 will be remembered for a long time for well-known reasons. An unprecedented pandemic in modern times affected the whole planet, but this is not the place to go over the sad things that happened in the Muggle world. We will, instead, go over what happened in the Wizarding World in this 2020 […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #49 · January 2021

The Potter Memorial - Pottermore Publishing

The etymology of the Potter surname

The Harry Potter franchise has been among us since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 1997. However, J.K. Rowling waited until 2015 to write about the ancestors of the wizard boy (PMPFAM on RowlingIndex). It is there where we met Linfred of Stinchcombe, an eccentric potioneer who brewed his potions in […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #46 · October 2020

Hogwarts Legacy: Is it J.K. Rowling’s legacy?

And in the end, it was announced. There were many months of waiting and anxiety for the Harry Potter fandom, or at least for the part that was asking for something since forever. A Harry Potter role-play game (RPG) looked like a million-dollar idea and there were not many reasons why a videogame like that […]

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September 4th, 2020

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Hogwarts House Editions: Release Date

We are first to report that the Hogwarts House Editions of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be published in 2021. The sixth book in the Harry Potter series will be published on 14th January, 2021, and the seventh and final book, The Deathly Hallows, will be […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #43 · July 2020

The Draw Who Lived

Pol Peiró knew he was skilled since he was a kid. “I drew the characters from memory from the films I liked”, he recalls. He is one of the many fans who arrived in the Wizarding World through the films and then dived into the books. “It was in 2002 when I did my first […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #43 · July 2020

The Goblet of Fire - By Juan Anachuri

20 years of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

On July 8, 2020, Harry Potter fans celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Let’s dive into the pensieve and reminisce about this amazing day in 2000. The title of Book Four changed multiple times before it became Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In an […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #42 · June 2020

What’s The Ickabog?

I can’t remember the first time I heard or read the phrase a political fairy tale. I am sure, though, that it came from J.K. Rowling, and that it was a few years after she published Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I am also sure that, since then, I have associated political to fairy-tale, […]

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May 22nd, 2020

Why you should take J.K. Rowling’s Twitter lightly

Can we trust in the information J.K. Rowling shares on her Twitter profile?

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March 27th, 2020

Exclusive: Leaked preview of MinaLima’s Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

We got access to a leaked preview of the upcoming edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the United States of America). In this preview, you can appreciate some illustrations from this beautiful edition that looks really promising.     Update: We were asked to remove the […]

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February 10th, 2020

Exclusive: Scholastic to publish Hogwarts Library: The Illustrated Collection

Scholastic will publish Hogwarts Library: The Illustrated Collection, and the tentative publication date is November 10, 2020. This giftable boxset (as the publisher promotes it) will include the three illustrated editions of the companion books by J.K. Rowling, Fantastic beasts and where to find them, The Tales of Beedle the Bard and Quidditch through the […]

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November 29th, 2019

J.K. Rowling’s involvement in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

“So, when Jack Thorne and John Tiffany were brought into the team to develop the story with me, I knew I could trust them to create something truly extraordinary.” says Rowling in the new foreword of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey”.

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #35 · November 2019

Dear Brexit: J.K. Rowling letter to Europe

On September 23rd, Coronet Books (an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton) announced the publication of “A Love Letter to Europe”. The book was planned to be published on October 31st, the day when Britain was expected to leave the European Union. However, the conditions changed and the United Kingdom will remain at least for a […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #31 · July 2019

20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

July 8th marked two decades since the release of the Prisoner of Azkaban. It was a normal day, July 8th 1999, when Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban reached the bookshops in the United Kingdom for all the kids who were waiting for the third part in the Harry Potter saga. In the United […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #29 · May 2019

Stop J.K. Rowling Forgeries

A little over ten years ago, I, already an avid Potterhead, decided I wanted to collect Harry Potter books and J.K. Rowling signed items. I was so excited. I hopped on eBay and immediately purchased two J.K Rowling signed scripts. I was glowing when they arrived. I touched the signed pages repeatedly, loving the idea […]

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December 22nd, 2018

J.K. Rowling’s new Political Christmas Tale

J.K. Rowling just published a new political Christmas Tale on Twitter, using the social network threads feature. You can read the full text below: And lo, unto her did appear a host of Corbyn defenders, who did descend upon her mentions, and she was not sore afraid, because she was used to it. And the […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #21 · September 2018

J.K. Rowling old website is back

It was May 2004 when J.K. Rowling opened the new version of her official website. Up to then, the site had been just a list of the publishing houses that edited Harry Potter, but in 2004, became an overhead view of Rowling’s desk, with animations, secrets, new canon and her characteristic humour. The site […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #20 · August 2018

Fantastic Beasts 3 to be set in China?

The new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer brought a lot of clues from the plot of the film, but also what could be a hint about the next location in the film series. In January, David Yates (director) confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that each of the films will be set in a different […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #20 · August 2018

Will the Fantastic Beasts TextBook Become Obsolete?

It was 2001 when the first companion book for the Harry Potter series was published. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by J.K. Rowling, was released to the Muggle world as a text-book from the Wizarding World, by Newt Scamander, to help the non-profit organization Comic Relief. The book was a facsimile copy […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #16 · April 2018

How I solved the WOMBAT

The Harry Potter fandom was keen to know the right answers to the WOMBATs as soon as the first one appeared behind the door at I can remember attempts to collect people’s answers and the grade they got. However, I don’t think this ever got very far as the few lists of answers and […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #16 · April 2018

What the W.O.M.B.A.T.s are and what they mean for canon

On March 31st of 2006, JK Rowling released a new addition to her website. By solving a certain puzzle, fans could open a secret door and discover a Harry Potter test known as “W.O.M.B.A.T. Grade One”. For the next five days, fans could take this test and submit their answers. Various fansites of the time, […]

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November 29th, 2017

Hogwarts Houses editions quoted a fake Rowling tweet

The House Editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone published earlier this year included a few pages of “fact files” in the back of each book. Most of this information can be traced back to various writings, interviews, and tweets of J.K. Rowling. One of these facts, however, can not. The Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw […]

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September 22nd, 2017

The Marauder's Map by Jim Kay

Round-up of Harry Potter news

If the Harry Potter fandom was waiting for news for this weekend, Friday has arrived with three updates. One of each kind: movies, books and stage plays. 

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August 14th, 2017

Donate to Lumos and this 1 in 10 copy of Fantastic Beasts can be yours

Lumos, J.K. R0wling’s non-profit organization that works to help the millions of children in institutions worldwide regain their right to a family, has launched a new campaign to raise money. It aims at Harry Potter fans – the perks that you can get by donating are really interesting. While the grand prize is an all-paid visit […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #10 · August 2017

Great Scot(t), Harry!

There is another Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone being released this year and it doesn’t come in the colours of your house but in a different language. We had the pleasure of interviewing Matthew Fitt, who is in charge of translating the book into Scots.

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June 21st, 2017

Philosopher’s Stone exhibition at National Library of Scotland set for June 26

There will be a special exhibition at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh that will last only for seven hours. The reason? The 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #8 · June 2017

J.K. Rowling on the Little Big Things

“Imagine being a young 17-year-old boy who has everything going for him, a senior prefect, full colours, a good athlete, then imagine having all that taken away from you in a split second.” That’s how Henry Fraser starts telling his own story. In 2009, he was a 17-year-old rugby player who liked to spend hours […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #3 · January 2017

Cursed Child should get a Hamiltome

Why the announced Definitive Edition for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child could get inspiration from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton: The Revolution’

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March 16th, 2017

What was changed in the new Fantastic Beasts book, and what it means for canon

A few days ago, J.K. Rowling released a new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, originally published as a mock-textbook in 2001. A few sections were removed, including all of Rowling’s handwritten parts, some new content was added, and a handful of lines were edited to ensure consistency with the new movies. While Rowling […]

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March 14th, 2017

Lethal White: The title for Cormoran Strike #4

J.K. Rowling just published a clue for the title of the upcoming Robert Galbraith novel, Cormoran Strike #4, on Twitter. Although the hint is not very helpful, we filtered all the words that matched it.

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March 11th, 2017

More previews of Fantastic Beasts audiobook by Eddie Redmayne

There are two new previews of the upcoming audiobook edition for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, narrated by Eddie Redmayne, the actor who portraits Newt Scamander in the newest films from J.K. Rowling’s. Wizarding World.

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #4 · February 2017

Emmi & J.K. Rowling (Photomontage)

The voice behind Rowling’s lyrics

We had the pleasure to talk to Emmi, the British/Australian singer who is the voice in J.K. Rowling’s The Blind Pig, about her experience in the Wizarding World franchise.

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January 29th, 2017

Who wrote the Ilvermorny School Song?

Last night, at the Harry Potter Celebration in Universal Orland Resort, the visitors had the chance to watch a deleted scene from Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. The scene shows Queenie and Tina performing the Ilvermorny School Song. But who wrote that song?

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #2 · December 2016

A Fantastic Night at Carnegie Hall

Ally Waring attended the special event in New York on November 12th, where J.K. Rowling and Eddie Redmayne discussed Lumos organization and Fantastic Beasts, just before watching and advanced screening of the film. Read her report of the event.

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #2 · December 2016

In London with the fans

I’m glad it wasn’t the first time I went to London. I’m not sure how I could have enjoyed this beautiful city while checking my cell phone every two minutes to see if anything had happened in the Potterverse. I was eating breakfast near Camden Market the morning before when I saw on Twitter that […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #2 · December 2016

2000: J.K. Rowling short interview with Writer’s Digest

It is February 2000, and we still do not know the title of the fourth book in Harry Potter series. Meanwhile, J.K. Rowling gave this short but interesting interview to Writer’s Digest.

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #1 · November 2016

Deathly Hallows and Where to Find Them

The Deathly Hallows symbol appears in a promotional image of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald also makes an appearance in the trailer and is mentioned in the movie’s official summary. What to expect from the upcoming film.

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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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November 5th, 2016

Handwritten copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard to be auctioned

Barry Cunningham, who was working for Bloomsbury in 1996, was one of the people who discovered Harry Potter. He signed J.K. Rowling for the publishing house – and published Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone the next year.

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October 17th, 2016

Empire Magazine: Fantastic Beasts cover will have videos

While other magazines embarrass themselves, Empire Magazine will do something fabulous for the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them movie.

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October 14th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts: Five movies and new featurette

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is not anymore part of a trilogy. J.K. Rowling confirmed today in a Fan Event that there will be five movies – although we do not know if the title of all of them will be Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

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October 4th, 2016

When we visited Jim Kay’s Exhibition

After visiting the place where J.K. Rowling finished writing the Harry Potter series, we headed to Newcastle, to see Jim Kay’s exhibition at Seven Stories.

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September 11th, 2016

What we learned from the Pottermore Presents ebooks

This is a guest post by Ibid. Ibid is an Editor at The Harry Potter Lexicon, You can find him at Reddit and SciFi StackExchange. This list is focused on new canon bits and how they relate to other canon. It doesn’t strive to summarize the original articles and therefore will not serve as a substitute […]

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September 7th, 2016

Tom Burke

Tom Burke confirmed as Cormoran Strike, BBC to release 7 episodes, and more info

Variety has confirmed the rumors that have been online lately. Finally, Tom Burke will play Cormoran Strike in the BBC adaptation of Robert Galbraith’s books. 

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August 21st, 2016

Severus Snape, by J.K. Rowling

New J.K. Rowling’s hand-drawn sketches hidden on Pottermore Website

In the last months, new drawings made by J.K. Rowling have appeared in some sections on the Pottermore website, but no one noticed them. They were not announced by Pottermore Staff, so they stayed there until someone recognized them. There are new three handwritten drawings by J.K. Rowling, and four that we already knew but […]

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August 17th, 2016

Three new ebooks from J.K. Rowling about Hogwarts

The website Hypable detected that Pottermore is going to publish three new ebooks written by J.K. Rowling about the Wizarding School from the United Kingdom: Hogwarts. 

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July 31st, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Script Book – Review

At the end of the seventh book in The Dark Tower series by Stephen King, the author urges and recommends the reader to close the book at this point. The final chapter could be controversial, so King suggests finishing the story with the happy ending. Well, something like this could be added to the end of […]

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July 22nd, 2016

The Harry Potter Lexicon is back

Back in 2000, when dynamic websites were reserved for IT professionals, the Harry Potter fandom started to flood the internet with a lot of different “pages”. You could easily find websites with news, forums and chats to discuss the latest theories – but there was a special fansite out there: The Harry Potter Lexicon. Created […]

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July 21st, 2016

Harry Potter Illustrated Box Set

Harry Potter Illustrated Box Set to be published in November

We found out about this a few weeks ago – but we couldn’t confirm what was about. “Harry Potter Illustrated Box Set” was the title but no more info, just a suggested price. Now, we have all the details about what Bloomsbury has planned for November for the Harry Potter fans.

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June 27th, 2016

Advance screening of Fantastic Beasts in aid of Lumos

Advance Screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with J.K. Rowling – to support Lumos

See author J.K. Rowling in conversation with Academy Award® winner Eddie Redmayne at an advance screening of the much-anticipated Warner Bros. feature film ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.

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June 25th, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Script Book

First image of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Script Book

After the revelation of the final cover for the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Rehearsal Edition, now it is time to know how the book will look. 

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June 22nd, 2016

New Fantastic Beasts, Quidditch and Beedle the Bard editions next year

Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom and Scholastic in the United States released new information about the upcoming edition of the companion book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them.

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June 1st, 2016

The Balmoral Hotel, where J.K. Rowling finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

At the east end of Princes Street, just a few meters away from the Scott Monument, there is a Victorian Building that has been one of the landmarks of Edinburgh: The Balmoral, a luxury five-star hotel which opened more than 100 years ago.

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April 26th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts Script to be published this year

Fantastic Beasts is J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut, and luckily for us, the script will be published in November! This will give us a better idea of exactly what J.K. Rowling came up with and how the filmmakers embellished it. Exciting news come from Little, Brown and Scholastic, who together will publish Fantastic Beast And Where To […]

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April 23rd, 2016

Is J.K. Rowling chasing pavements with The Cursed Child spoilers?

A 90-second new clip has been released online today, with footage from inside Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s rehearsals, revealing the cast working and also J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany talking about the play. 

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April 21st, 2016

The cover artwork that Rowling’s team did not approve

Salamandra, the publisher of the Harry Potter Series in Spanish, used Dolores Avendaño’s artwork for their covers until 2014. Avendaño’s illustrations were inspired by their American counterpart, and they took part in different editions published since 1999. 

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February 10th, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: New Books Confirmed

We were sharing the rumours with you a few days ago, it has now been confirmed on Pottermore: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will also be published both as a book and an ebook. Actually, two versions of the script will exist. The first one will be on sale right after the world premiere on […]

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January 25th, 2016

At least two publishers after The Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the upcoming two-part West End stage play scheduled to open in July 2016, set nineteen years after the end of Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, which will be about Harry Potter (now a Ministry of Magic employee) and his son Albus Potter. Considered to be the sequel of […]

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December 28th, 2015

The man who owns the Harry Potter Prequel

It was 4 in the morning in Tokyo, and the man (from now, we will call him the man, since he asked us to remain anonymous, though you can search for his name online) received a phone call from London. He had won the auction, but his reply was “Can you call me back in 1 […]

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December 21st, 2015

Everything we know about Hermione’s skin colour

Just a few minutes ago, the identity of the actors that will play the Golden Trio in the West End Play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been announced. And there is a little detail that will be the center of the comments and reactions about the news: the actress portraying Hermione Granger is black. Noma […]

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December 15th, 2015

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Trailer and Poster

Finally, the first Fantastic Beasts trailer is here! The official social media accounts for the movie have released both the first poster and first trailer of the movie, though they do not reveal too much.

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December 2nd, 2015

Three signed copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard as perks for Lumos Campaign

Lumos, the international non-profit organisation founded by J.K. Rowling to help countries reform their services for disadvantaged children, has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to purchase special equipment so children with disabilities can go to school. Among the perks, there are three signed copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

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November 13th, 2015

More Harry Potter books to be auctioned by Sotheby’s on December 15

The deluxe edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone signed by Jo and Jim is not the only one book to be auctioned by Sotheby’s next month. The Sotheby’s English Literature, History, Children’s Books, and Illustrations 15 December 2015 includes 7 Harry Potter lots, besides the deluxe edition. 

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November 13th, 2015

Deluxe edition signed by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay to be auctioned by Sotheby’s

On December 15th, Sotheby’s will auction a very special copy of the recently published deluxe illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Why so special? This copy, besides to be the first printed copy of this edition, is signed by Jim Kay, the illustrator, and J.K. Rowling herself. J. K. Rowling writes “The […]

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November 2nd, 2015

Two new J.K. Rowling interviews as Robert Galbraith on radio

For the first time, J.K. Rowling spoke as Robert Galbraith on radio (she already took Galbraith personality lats year at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival). And as if one interview was not enough, Jo spoke with BBC Radio 2 and NPR, which means we have two new interviews with J.K. Rowling! Listen to them or […]

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October 22nd, 2015

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Artwork, date, prices (and tagline!)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open next year in London, England. But the artwork, date, prices and even the tagline has been released today for the, as they call it, the eight story.

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October 8th, 2015

Harry Potter books come to Apple in exclusive digitally enhanced editions

Digital versions of all seven Harry Potter books are now exclusively available on Apple’s iBooks Store. The company announced the launch in a press release published today, adding that the “enhanced” digital versions of J.K. Rowling’s novels feature interactive animations, custom covers, and annotations written by Rowling herself.

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September 22nd, 2015

The new Pottermore is here

The new Pottermore website has been launched. The website made for fans has been redesigned and changed its content, including brand-new writing from Rowling herself – this time about the Potter family. 

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June 19th, 2014

Publication Day! The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith, is released today

The Silkworm, the new novel by J.K. Rowling, under the pen name of Robert Galbraith, is released today! This is the 10th novel by J.K. Rowling, after the Harry Potter serie and the two novels for adults, The Casual Vacancy and The Cuckoo’s Calling.

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June 17th, 2014

Robert Galbraith’s official website has a new look

Robert Galbraith’s official website has a new look, probably because of the publication of his new book, The Silkworm. The new website is made by The Creative Corporation.

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June 11th, 2014

First reviews of The Silkworm: “A damn good read”

The first review copies of The Silkworm, the upcoming book by J.K. Rowling (under her pen name, Robert Galbraith) were sent today to the media, and two positive articles have appeared online. The first one, from The Independent, and the second one, from The Telegraph.

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June 4th, 2014

Preview of The Silkworm, published by The Times

The first two chapters can be read for free here (The Crime Vault). Also, The USA Today published them too for free on its website.

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October 15th, 2012

The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy J.K. Rowling Little Brown, 2012 [wordery isbn=9780751561609][/wordery] It may be hard to write a review of The Casual Vacancy without making any reference to Harry Potter. After all, both can be summarized with teenagers and their parents fighting for the control of a society. The argument couldn’t be more interesting – as […]

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September 5th, 2011

Dear Me... A letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self - Joseph Galliano (Foreword by J.K. Rowling)

Dear Me… A letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self – Joseph Galliano (Foreword by J.K. Rowling)

Dear Me… A letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self Joseph Galliano (Foreword by J.K. Rowling) Atria Books (Simon & Schuster), 2011 [wordery isbn=9781451649673][/wordery]> The people from Simon & Schuster were kind enough to send me a copy of Dear Me… A letter to my sixteen-year-old self two months prior to its release date. Dear Me… is […]

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July 21st, 2011

Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story

Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story Paul A. Kaufman, Poppy Montgomery 2011 Magic Beyond Words is the first J.K. Rowling biography made into film. The film has a big production, so it’s surprising the amount of mistakes it has. It starts with her childhood, and we see Jo’s life until the release of the […]

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November 26th, 2010

J.K. Rowling, a year in the life

J.K. Rowling, a year in the life – James Runcie

J.K. Rowling, a year in the life James Runcie 2007 J.K. Rowling, a year in the life, is a documentary filmed by writer and filmmaker James Runcie, who joined J.K. Rowling for one year (from October 2006 to October 2007) to show this important year in her life, in which she completed and published the […]

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November 19th, 2010

J.K. Rowling’s first ever Harry Potter TV interview

STV talked to J.K. Rowling back in 1998 about her Harry Potter books and plans for a Hollywood movie. Watch the interview on YouTube.

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