MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

More on J.K. Rowling Depression Comments in Edinburgh Student Newspaper Interview

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
March 24, 2008, 01:15 AM

Several weeks ago TLC reported about a lengthy interview J.K. Rowling that appeared in the Edinburgh Student newspaper. In that interview, Jo spoke openly again about her struggles with depression while a single mother and the difficult period in her life before the publication of the Harry Potter novels. The author of the Edinburgh Student interview now has apparently released audio of the interview to main stream media, which are reporting that this audio contains the Harry Potter author saying she had “suicidal thoughts” during this period in her life, before seeking Cognitive Behavioural therapy to help her overcome her depression. While these comments are not in the original published interview (scans here, pdf here), you can read more on these comments via links to The Times and USA today.

Thanks to all who emailed.

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent J.K. Rowling News


Posted by any on March 24, 2008, 01:33 AM report to moderator
Posted by Lindsay on March 24, 2008, 01:40 AM report to moderator
Alejandro Martinez
Posted by Alejandro Martinez on March 24, 2008, 01:42 AM report to moderator
Posted by Libby on March 24, 2008, 01:43 AM report to moderator
Posted by Fer_keeper on March 24, 2008, 01:49 AM report to moderator
Amy S
Posted by Amy S on March 24, 2008, 02:00 AM report to moderator
Posted by Gandalfxj9 on March 24, 2008, 02:01 AM report to moderator
A Friend
Posted by A Friend on March 24, 2008, 02:36 AM report to moderator
Posted by Alysaw on March 24, 2008, 02:55 AM report to moderator
Professor Potter
Posted by Professor Potter on March 24, 2008, 03:06 AM report to moderator
wendell c
Posted by wendell c on March 24, 2008, 03:08 AM report to moderator
Posted by LisaRosa on March 24, 2008, 03:16 AM report to moderator
Posted by Willow on March 24, 2008, 04:05 AM report to moderator
Posted by coco on March 24, 2008, 04:19 AM report to moderator
Posted by Doddiemoemoe on March 24, 2008, 04:31 AM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps

Guess That Book

"MARGE!" yelled Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia together as Aunt Marge's whole body began to rise off her chair toward the ceiling. She was entirely round, now, like a vast life buoy with piggy eyes, and her hands and feet stuck out weirdly as she drifted u

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Aug. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!
Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!