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J.K. Rowling has done a number of interviews over the past week in promotion of The Casual Vacancy. She’s done so many interviews that it’s been hard to keep up! Because we didn’t want you to miss any of it, we’ve compiled a list of all the interviews Rowling has done for the new book. You can view the list below. We’ve also included some highlights from the interview.
The Guardian (UK) - Talks Fifty Shades of Grey, meeting Barack Obama, and the political fairytale she spoke of a few years ago
USA Today (US) - Discusses the possibility of a film adaptation of ‘The Casual Vacancy’, Pottermore, and appearing at the Olympics
The New Yorker (US) - The working title for The Casual Vacancy and Jo’s writing process for the novel is revealed
“Writing For Grown-Ups: A Culture Show Special” (UK) - Reads from the novel, discusses its theme
“Life After Harry Potter” (AUSTRALIA) Talks about Harry Potter (and life after finishing it), her children, more about the new novel
Second part of Good Morning America’s interview (US) - Reads the from the novel, more
BBC Breakfast Interview (UK) - Discusses feeling tempted to do a “director’s cut” of the Harry Potter books, the possibility of a sequel for ‘The Casual Vacancy’, and more
ABC News (1) (US) - Talks about finishing up the Harry Potter novels and failure
ABC News (2) (US) - Continuation of the other ABC interviews and dealing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Interview with Jennifer Byrne - aired on Australia’s ABC1
Highlights from Southbank Centre event in London (UK) - Highlights from J.K. Rowling’s publication event
Radio interview with NPR (US) - Talks about the themes of the book, writing the novel, her daughter’s reaction to the novel
Thanks to MuggleNet and Snitch Seeker for the links
As you might have caught on Twitter, earlier today we were interviewing with the Harry Potter Journey.
The Harry Potter Journey is a brand-new non-profit website that is essentially a timeline of the Harry Potter books, how they were created and how they affected J.K. Rowling’s life. The site features interviews with people who had a lead role in the making of Harry Potter, including illustrators and publishers. It also showcases editions and covers of the books, along with exclusive new information that has been lost in the vault for years.
In the interview, we discussed how the idea of the Harry Potter Journey came to mind, what to expect from the site in future times, and more. They were also kind enough to give us an exclusive look at an early concept of the Harry Potter Journey, which you can see above. As you can see in the picture, the site has evolved much since then. To be honest, the interview isn’t much an interview at all, but rather a conversation with too devoted Harry Potter fans.
P.S. We’ve made an Unbreakable Vow to cut some of the interview out, as some information must be kept secret, but we can assure you that big things will be happening, and the journey will be an adventurous one.
Total Film has compiled a list of fifty things learned from Harry Potter. It is a fantastic list and includes everything needed, not to mention saying things that definitely needed to be said (Maggie Smith is a secret badass).
Not only are the obvious mentioned on the list, but also funny things, things that Potterheads would love and do. Some of the “obvious” include the power of love and that bravery comes in many forms. The not so obvious include that Jo Rowling is a ruthless serial killer (Dobby, Mad-eye, Lupin, Tonks, the list goes on and on) and one life lesson; Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon.
It was the title that caused all the trouble. But here, we’re not talking about the title, but rather the stone itself. JK Rowling has shared some of her thoughts on Pottermore about the Philosopher’s Stone. She also writes about the Elixir of Life, Nicolas Flamel, and even Sir Isaac Newton. Put all those together and you have a MUST-READ!
Click here for the link to JK Rowling’s Thoughts: The Philosopher’s Stone.