J. K. Rowling Says No Harry Potter Prequel
March 09, 2013, 01:33 AM
J. K. Rowling appeared at the Bath Literature Festival yesterday and announced that she has no plans to write a Harry Potter prequel. Specifically, she had no plans to write a story concerning the Marauders:
Rowling, speaking at the Independent Bath Literature Festival last night, said she was not planning to return to the story of the "Marauders" – who attended her fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft before Harry Potter – because she didn't think much of prequels. "I'm never going to say never but I have no current plans. I think prequels are not generally very successful," she said.
(which can be read in full here
), Rowling also mentioned:
Grindelwald never loved Dumbledore and used him.
Her next book will be aimed at 8-year-olds, but she’s still busy writing it.
You can read more about Rowling's appearance the Festival here
all the best to her!
As a mother to an almost 8 year old, I am really excited! Also, grateful knowing that my daughter who has had the first 4 books read to her, still has the HP books to read for herself and get ‘lost’ in this wonderfully, magic world.
@Won – I would probably enjoy a book about the squid, too! :-D
A lot of great authors have come out with prequels and sequels after the fact. I don’t see why JKR should be an exception, especially with her fanbase. I am with Rabbit; I am a tad bit upset. :(
Too bad. More background on the Marauders would have been awesome. Perhaps we’ll learn more about them if she ever publishes the HP “encyclopedia” that she has mentioned.
I would like to know whether she is writing another hp book I feel so left in the dark.
I like that she says “I’m never going to say never” bc I hope she’ll consider a sequel to HP in the form of their children. HP’s youngest son was so adorable. Star Wars had a pretty nice prequel but I’m not really too keen on prequels bc you know a lot of the result.