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Listen to J. K. Rowling Discuss "Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone" in 1999

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Mel
April 01, 2012, 07:19 PM

The Book Club, a BBC Radio 4 program hosted by James Naughtie, has been put online as podcasts. The Book Club talks to authors about their most famous works and there is an interview with J. K. Rowling that took place in August 1999 where she discusses "Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone." Rowling's interview is listed near the bottom of the page here.

Many thanks to roonwit for the tip!

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80450 Points

I always love to hear interviews & stuff from Jo…

Posted by Won_Two on April 01, 2012, 07:31 PM report to moderator
175 Points

I also love her interviews as that is how I first became aware of the HP series. The interview I heard was a replay of the following:

In this interview she reads the wand shop scene during the interview and I remember being blown away and buying the book immediately after.

Posted by cbm on April 01, 2012, 08:47 PM report to moderator
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Wow. When I listened to her reading that bit from Philosopher’s Stone I honestly started crying… I miss this so much. Plus, this was the beginning for all of us… it was the book that started what I now live by, and it was being read by my idol, Our Queen.
Thank you for sharing, Leaky! xx

Posted by Potterhead777 {ROAR!} on April 01, 2012, 11:14 PM report to moderator
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That is a treasure trove of podcasts. I’m glad to see that I have read several of the books listed.

Posted by Graymayne on April 02, 2012, 03:01 AM report to moderator
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Need to listen to this! :)

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on April 02, 2012, 02:24 PM report to moderator

That is one impressive list of podcasts. I want to listen to a lot of more, but I started with the most important one ;o)
I also love interviews with Jo. This one was actually just before I became a fan, but I already owned the first two books (bought them on Atlanta airport on my way home to the Netherlands, and I remembered reading a small newspaper article about this English single mother who had gotten a 5 figure book deal in the States). Wow, this really brings back memories. After I had read PS and COS, I asked a friend who was going on holiday to the UK to bring back POA for me. But I think a became a fan when I was about halfway PS, and one evening thought I’d read for just half an hour before bed, and ended up finishing the book by 1 o’clock.
@cbm: Thanks for the link. I’m going to listen to that interview, as well.

Posted by Tarana on April 02, 2012, 05:50 PM report to moderator
10471 Points

Yes! LOVE her interviews and hate the fact that they’re scarce.

Posted by . on April 02, 2012, 08:48 PM report to moderator
1527 Points

Listening now!

Posted by Livi22-((ROAR!)) on April 03, 2012, 11:48 AM report to moderator
42 Points

I love her interviews!
August 1999?!?! That’s the month and year I was born!

Posted by Lana Lark on April 06, 2012, 07:12 PM report to moderator
5439 Points

I love her interviews!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on April 07, 2012, 09:03 AM report to moderator
234 Points

i still love my idol jk..=)

Posted by tjerriam on April 08, 2012, 05:40 AM report to moderator
467 Points

Cool! wanna here this one! thanks!

Posted by lovelle on April 10, 2012, 02:17 AM report to moderator
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