A New J.K. Rowling Bibliography Unearths Harry Potter Secrets

It's not a biography, it's a bibliography, but a new book about J.K. Rowling is so detailed the author herself calls it "slavishly thorough and somewhat mind-boggling." The reference volume aims to be the definitive publishing history of the Harry Potter series. » 2/28/15 2:00pm 2/28/15 2:00pm

J.K. Rowling's Hand-Written Outline For Harry Potter Book 5 Is Amazing

Just how carefully did J.K. Rowling plot out her Harry Potter novels? Incredibly carefully, it turns out. Behold a chapter-by-chapter spreadsheet of Order of the Phoenix, covering the prophecy, Ginny and Cho, Snape, and a bunch of other stuff. » 1/29/15 12:40pm 1/29/15 12:40pm

JK Rowling Confirms 'Of Course' There Were LGBT Students At Hogwarts

In a tweet response that really should surprise no one, Harry Potter author JK Rowling has officially confirmed that yes, there were indeed lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students at Hogwarts. In fact, the only group she didn't imagine existing at the wizarding academy were Wiccans. Sorry, neopagans! » 12/17/14 7:59pm 12/17/14 7:59pm

The One Character JK Rowling Regrets Killing—It's Not Who You'd Expect

The Harry Potter books are packed with heartbreaking deaths. Friends, family members, and mentors all march off to the literary guillotine over the course of the series. There is one character, however, that author J.K. Rowling regrets killing—and it's a bit of a surprise. » 12/16/14 12:20pm 12/16/14 12:20pm

J.K. Rowling To Release 12 New Harry Potter Short Stories This Month

J.K. Rowling just dropped a huge holiday gift to her fans. The writer is about to put out 12 additional Harry Potter stories this month! » 12/05/14 4:00pm 12/05/14 4:00pm

Sotheby's Is Auctioning These Rare Tolkien Illustrations

British auction house Sotheby's is gearing up for a huge sale of "antiquarian books and manuscripts from an English country house" December 9. The collection includes several items that you'll wish you could have for your library. » 12/03/14 1:40pm 12/03/14 1:40pm

Read J.K. Rowling's New Harry Potter Short Story About Dolores Umbridge

Your first Halloween treat has arrived: J.K. Rowling has released a brand new short story all about the character you love to hate, Dolores Umbridge. » 10/31/14 8:20am 10/31/14 8:20am

Harry Potter's Dragons And Other Beasts, As You've Never Seen Them

A new book collects some of the most breathtaking concept art we've seen in ages of dragons and other magnificent creatures, from the Harry Potter movies. And we're lucky enough to bring you an exclusive sneak peek. » 10/29/14 4:00pm 10/29/14 4:00pm

Dolores Umbridge Returns In A New Harry Potter Halloween Story

Looks like J.K. Rowling is planning on giving everyone a treat this Halloween. The author has announced on Pottermore.com that she will release a new short story that will detail the life of everyone's least favorite Hogwarts teacher, Dolores Umbridge. » 10/24/14 6:22am 10/24/14 6:22am

How Harry Potter's New Artist Deals With the Fan Backlash

Harry Potter's British publisher decided to re-issue the books with new covers, choosing Jonny Duddle from four finalists. As each of his new covers are revealed, Duddle gets a deluge of comments on Twitter, some supportive and others complaining. But he waves off the biggest complaint with some logic. » 9/09/14 11:00pm 9/09/14 11:00pm

J.K. Rowling's New Story Goes Behind The Cauldron With A Potter Pop Star

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has released another story centered around the singing sensation of Hogwarts and all other magical Potter-world regions. Behold the backstory on singing sorceress Celestina Warbeck. » 8/20/14 8:00am 8/20/14 8:00am

Why JK Rowling Should Open Harry Potter Up To Other Writers

Earlier this month, Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling released a short piece of prose that offered a quick look at Harry Potter and his Hogwarts classmates as adults. The response indicated that fans are still hungry for stories of the wizarding world—and perhaps it's time for someone other than Rowling to give it… » 7/18/14 12:14pm 7/18/14 12:14pm

Read J.K. Rowling's First-Ever Story About Harry Potter As An Adult

J.K. Rowling gave us a brief epilogue about Harry Potter's adult life at the end of The Deathly Hallows, but now, for the first time since that final book, Rowling has written a story that features Harry not as a teen wizarding student, but a 34-year-old Auror. » 7/08/14 8:26am 7/08/14 8:26am

Creatures From The Harry Potter Spinoff Movie Appear In The Real World

Visitors at the brand-new Diagon Alley in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park got to see creatures from the next Potter spinoff movie in the fake flesh. Behold a Crumple Horned Snorkack, a Kneazle and a Demiguise from the next Potter film, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. » 7/07/14 1:43pm 7/07/14 1:43pm

Alfonso Cuaron denied that he'll be directing the adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Cuaron said, "I have a lot of love for that universe and I tremendously admire JK Rowling, but today, for the present, projects based around lots of visual effects don't attract me." » 5/26/14 6:30pm 5/26/14 6:30pm

Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón may be returning to the world of Harry Potter. Cuarón is reportedly in talks to direct Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which would be his second film set in the wizarding world after Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. » 5/19/14 11:30am 5/19/14 11:30am

We Can Now Read About Ginny Weasley's Post-Hogwarts Career

The epilogue to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows told us a little bit about Ginny Weasley's life after Hogwarts, but it didn't tell us whether this Gryffindor alum took a job. Now, The Daily Prophet dispatches show what Ginny has been up to in the wizarding world. » 4/17/14 8:40am 4/17/14 8:40am

Warner Brothers will adapt J.K. Rowling's wonderful extended Harry Potter-universe Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them into a trilogy of "megamovies," according to the New York Times. What is a megamovie? Who cares! "The stories, neither prequels or sequels, will start in New York about seven decades before the… » 3/30/14 1:45pm 3/30/14 1:45pm

J.K. Rowling has released History of the Quidditch World Cup online!

Folks itching to see J.K. Rowling return to the world of Harry Potter are in for a treat today. The author has released the first part of her two-part essay, History of the Quidditch World Cup, which builds out the universe's popular sport. » 3/14/14 1:20pm 3/14/14 1:20pm

J.K. Rowling says Hermione should have married Harry, not Ron

Are you sitting down? You might want to sit down. In an interview with Emma Watson, J.K. Rowling has admitted that she regrets pairing Hermione with Ron instead of Harry, chalking the Hermione/Ron marriage up to "a form of wish fulfillment." » 2/01/14 10:30pm 2/01/14 10:30pm