We’ve got some big news for you, so brace yourselves. We’re talking go grab a ventilator and have it at the ready brace yourselves. Or a paper bag. Yeah, a paper bag will do.
Alright, here it goes …
J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series has announced some very exciting news. Got your paper bag at the ready? Breathe in … She’s announced that she’ll be writing a new children’s book!
Whilst being interviewed by Simon Mayo at the Radio Two Book Club (in the UK), she mentioned that she’s writing another children’s book.
“I have an idea for a children’s book. Actually I have written part of a children’s book that I really love so I’m definitely going to finish that. And I have other ideas for other adult books”, she said. If it’s anything like the Harry Potter series, it’s sure to be a hit with both children and adults alike.
Asked whether she had other stories she wanted to publish: “Loads…I sometimes worry I’ll die before I’ve written them all out. That’s my mid-life crisis!”
Rowling also spoke about her ‘eighth story’ in the Harry Potter franchise – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – which is set 19 years after Voldemort’s demise. She opted not to write it as a novel but as a screenplay for the West End.
She told Mayo: “I always said I’d never say never. There were things I had in my head about what happened 19 years later. I personally had no desire to write it as a novel, for reasons that I think will become clear when people see the play. I’ll just say that this play would never have happened if this particular team hadn’t come to me. They’re extraordinary and I think together we’ll create a really fantastic experience for people.”
Rowling hasn’t shared any specific details about her upcoming children’s book but we’ll keep you updated as soon as we learn anything!
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Anastasia Hadjidemetri is the former editor of The Booktopian and star of Booktopia's weekly YouTube show, Booked with Anastasia. A big reader and lover of books, Anastasia relishes the opportunity to bring you all the latest news from the world of books.