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Ian Rankin Says JK Rowling "Writing Family Trees" and Working on Scottish Book

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
September 04, 2009, 02:41 PM

Author Ian Rankin has given a new interview on BBC radio with Simon Mayo (download here) where he mentions his friend and neighbor in Scotland, J.K. Rowling. In the middle of this interview, Mr. Rankin notes that while he has not seen the Harry Potter author in some time, he said she "was working on her Harry Potter encyclopedia" and "drawing family trees for all the characters, going back generations." This of course is not a surprise as Jo has said many times in the past that she is working again on various projects, as highlighted last year when she confirmed she was writing again in cafes, and has often expressed her desire to create the definitive encyclopedia of the beloved Harry Potter world.

Please note, as exciting as this is, we stress that it is important to release Mr. Rankin did not say or imply the Scottish book was to be released any time soon, again just noting he had seen her working on the book aka "The Scottish Book" as she first referred to the name during the interview with PotterCast in December, 2007.

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good! i wonder when it’s gonna be released…i can’t wait to have a look at those family trees!

Posted by Astha on September 05, 2009, 08:34 AM report to moderator
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good! i wonder when it’s gonna be released…i can’t wait to have a look at those family trees!

Posted by Astha on September 05, 2009, 08:34 AM report to moderator
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Ooooh! Cannot wait!

Posted by Dawna on September 05, 2009, 08:46 AM report to moderator
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that`s fantastic
i cant wait
i hate waiting^^

Posted by nutela17 on September 05, 2009, 08:50 AM report to moderator
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Can’t wait for this book! We all need another one! Though I’m still hoping she’ll do a second series about the kids :)
Maybe we’ll get a release party :)

Posted by HermioneRon4ever on September 05, 2009, 09:12 AM report to moderator
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This makes me REALLY happy.. YAY

Posted by Niphai on September 05, 2009, 09:50 AM report to moderator
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woo hoo. more of Harry Potter. praise the Lord!!!

Posted by Matea on September 05, 2009, 10:14 AM report to moderator
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Yay, awesome news. This is so exciting! :)

Posted by Wendelin the Weird on September 05, 2009, 10:41 AM report to moderator
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SCOTTISH BOOK!!!

So. Ex. Cit. Ed.

Posted by Linnyish on September 05, 2009, 11:01 AM report to moderator
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YES!!

Posted by hermionenluna TZS ROAR! on September 05, 2009, 11:14 AM report to moderator
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Squee Squee Squee!

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on September 05, 2009, 11:42 AM report to moderator
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OMG OMG OMG! I am so excited =D That’s great news!!

Posted by MiliMalfoy [FTC!] on September 05, 2009, 11:56 AM report to moderator
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jumps up and down I can’t wait!!!

Posted by KarliMeaghan on September 05, 2009, 12:19 PM report to moderator
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I would love to read the Encyclopedia. And I will definately be reading whatever book J.K. Rowling writes next, Harry Potter or not :)

Posted by crazyforSeverus on September 05, 2009, 12:39 PM report to moderator
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Doesn’t this mean that there won’t be any books based in the Potter universe? If she’s writing a detailed encyclopedia about the world, wouldn’t it make it very difficult to write another story based in that world?

I’m not thinking of a Harry Potter related story, but one having to do with either it’s past or future, relating to some other character.

Posted by entoptic on September 05, 2009, 12:39 PM report to moderator
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