Grownup Fans of Harry Potter Get Beyond Prejudices Against “Children’s Literature”

May 18, 2003

Posted by Melissa Anelli

The Seattle Times makes mention of both Harry Potter for Grownups and Nimbus 2003, the first “Harry Potter” symposium for adults, which “will be a hybrid of an academic conference with literary presentations and a Star Trek-like convention where participants play a version of Quidditch,” in its article about adult fans of what are normally deemed “children’s books”. Phillip Nel, author of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Novels: A Reader’s Guide, who’ll be speaking at Nimbus 2003 was quoted in the story:

“Once people get past their prejudices against children’s literature, there’s a great deal there to enjoy as an adult. There’s an assumption that because a book is for children, therefore it can’t be as well-written or as interesting. That’s not true.”





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