Posts tagged with j-k-rowling

Aug 23 2017

Not impressed.


The trailer is out for the BBC's adaptation of J.K. Rowling/Robert Galbraith's The Cuckoo's Calling. I did not realize the main character's name is "Cormoran Strike". That does not sound like a real character; that sounds like a military excercise...

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Jun 22 2017



Next Monday, June 26th, marks the 20th anniversary of the British publication of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone. Rowling's publisher Bloomsbury has an entire page of suggested ways to celebrate, including...

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Jun 15 2017

The thinnest of skin


Aww: Donald Trump has blocked Stephen King on Twitter! Luckily(?) for King, J.K. Rowling has offered to DM him the tweets (until Trump gets around to blocking her, too)...

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Oct 18 2016

Keeping an open mind


According to E! Online, J.K. Rowling has confirmed that there will be five(!!!) Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them movies. This seems unnecessarily stretched out, but, hey...

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Aug 18 2016

Harder to kill than a zombie


According to the Atlantic, J. K. Rowling's recent announcement that there would be no more Harry Potter stories after Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was by no means an indication that she was done with the Potter 'verse...

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Jun 2 2016

Leave well enough alone


The first pictures of the in-character cast are out for the upcoming stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and everybody looks spectacular. Of course, creating lush visuals has never been Rowling's problem...

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Dec 15 2015

Spinning off


The "announcement trailer" is out for the hotly-anticipated (by Warner Bros, at least, who are clearly hoping that Harry Potter mania has not lost one ounce of its earlier fervor) movie adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. I have to give the studio props...

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Sep 22 2015

Not exactly burning questions


According to THR, J.K. Rowling has released yet another Harry Potter short story on This installment promises to explain more about "the history of the Potter family, including its origins in the 12th century" and...

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Jun 9 2015

News re: Newt


According to NPR, J.K. Rowling recently indicated on Twitter that there is an American equivalent of Hogwarts. She's keeping the name and location of the school under wraps for the time being (apparently, it might play a role in the upcoming film adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), but...

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Feb 3 2015

The Casual Vacancy approaches


The trailer is out for the BBC's upcoming TV adaptation of J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy. At first glance, it doesn't seem to have much in common with her Harry Potter series (apart from the presence of Michael Gambon, of course), but I think I can already see some of Rowling's fondness for obsessive detail and slightly exaggerated characterization...

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Dec 16 2014

Rowling on TV


According to NPR, the BBC is planning to adapt two more of J.K. Rowling's novels for television: The Cuckoo's Calling and The Silkworm. Rowling wrote both books under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, and...

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Oct 24 2014

All pink and evil...


Okay, I know I've complained about J.K. Rowling's seeming inability to stop doling out further mini-installments of her totally, absolutely, 100% finished Harry Potter series, but her last story (the Rita Skeeter one) was actually really fun...

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Dec 10 2013

A good cause


J.K. Rowling recently wrote a lovely article about charm bracelets for Harper's Bazaar. She was promoting the sale of a charm bracelet she designed, the proceeds from which are going to benefit Lumos, the charity she co-founded in 2005 that wants to "[transform] how governments and communities think about looking after vulnerable children"...

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Sep 17 2013

Five bucks says they try to split this into three movies.


Last week, J.K. Rowling announced that she is writing a script for a spin-off Harry Potter film based on her novella Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. (Using the name Newt Scamander, Rowling wrote the book in 2001 to benefit the charity Comic Relief. It's supposed to be a copy of one of the Hogwarts textbooks, embellished with doodles from the series' main characters...

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Feb 13 2013

Refreshing Harry Potter


According to USA Today, Scholastic recently unveiled the first of seven new cover designs of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The new covers will appear on paperback reprints of the series coming out this fall. They feature artwork by author/illustrator Kazu Kibuishi (of Amulet fame), and will mark the 15th anniversary of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone...

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Dec 4 2012

The Casual Vacancy to hit the small screen


According to The Hollywood Reporter, J. K. Rowling's novel The Casual Vacancy is going to be turned into a television series for the BBC. As with the Harry Potter movies, Rowling will be keeping a careful (read: obsessively controlling) eye on the project...

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Oct 8 2012

J.K. Rowling is returning to the world of kid books.


Speaking at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, J.K. Rowling announced that her next book will "probably" be written for children. Details are... well, nonexistent, but she apparently has more than one idea she's working on for kids, and she mentioned that she already knows what her next book for adults will be about...

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Aug 3 2012

Avast ye, literary pirates!


Publishers Weekly recently posted an article about non-English-language publishers' struggles with J.K. Rowling's upcoming adult novel The Casual Vacancy...

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Jul 3 2012

Cover art on a budget?


The cover art is out for J.K. Rowling's upcoming non-Harry Potter novel The Casual Vacancy, and it's, uh, fine. Totally underwhelming. It reminds me of these editions of Jane Austen's books...

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Apr 12 2012

Brace yourselves, booksellers


Some details have been announced about J. K. Rowling's upcoming adult novel: according to publisher Little, Brown & Co., Rowling's The Casual Vacancy is a dark comedy "centering on the fictional English town of Pagford, where darkness lies beneath a peaceful facade". The book is set to hit shelves on September 27, and will undoubtedly sell a bazillion copies.

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Feb 23 2012

It was bound to happen eventually


J. K. Rowling has confirmed the rumor that she is writing a non-Harry Potter book for adult readers. No release date, title, or plot details have been released, but... there you have it.

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Jul 5 2011

Travel to faraway places...

I want these (particularly the Hogwarts one):Maybe not to the extent of selling a kidney, but seriously close.[Via io9]

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Jun 16 2011

Six days and counting...

For those of you with boatloads of time on your hands this week, you can keep an eye on the YouTube countdown clock to J.K. Rowling's mysterious Harry Potter-Related Big Announcement. It's pretty...

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Apr 7 2011

Who knew?

I had no idea these didn't already exist, but The Hollywood Reporter informs me that J.K. Rowling is considering releasing digital versions of the Harry Potter books. Apparently, this is Big News...

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Jul 31 2009

Break out the cake!

...because The Writer's Almanac informs me it's J.K. Rowling's birthday.Hey, any excuse for cake, right?

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Aug 1 2008

Surprise, surprise...

Whoever could have guessed?It'll be out on December 4th.

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Jun 18 2008

Rowling justifies several Harvard tuition payments

NPR has an article up about J.K. Rowling's recent commencement address for Harvard graduates. According to report, everything went extremely well--Rowling was funny, the graduates were touched, a...

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May 29 2008

Excited about that 800-word-long Harry Potter prequel?

For those of you just turning on your computers, J.K. Rowling has written an 800-word mini-prequel to her Harry Potter series that will be auctioned off for a charity benefiting Dyslexia Action. I...

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Mar 6 2008

Amazon takes one for the team

As most of you probably know, Amazon purchased J.K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard at a Sotheby’s auction. The purchase price (of £1,950,000!!!) was donated to The Children's Voice campai...

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Jan 30 2008

Life is unfair.

Check out this announcement from Harvard:J.K. Rowling, author of the world-renowned "Harry Potter" novels, will be the principal speaker during the Afternoon Exercises of Harvard University's 357t...

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