Leaky News Archives for September 2003
The Croydon Guardian has posted an interesting article about a church youth worker who will be using Harry Potter to illustrate Christianity.
The Village Voice has a political parody of Harry Potter entitled, Hillary Potter and the Senate Chamber of Secrets.
Due to the success of the Harry Potter series in every language it's been printed in so far, publishers have annouced that Harry will be translated into ancient greek.
The 2003 Prince of Asturias Award has been awarded to J.K. Rowling "for the nature of her works, which transcends the spheres of literature to become a point of union that links continents and generations, fostering the imagination as a source of freedom at the service of good, and cooperation and solidarity amongst people."Continued...
Wizard News has reported that unnamed WB sources told them that producers are looking into the possibility of making GoF a four-hour movie with an intermission. This rumor was passed around to several trustworthy contacts, and all responded in a way that asserts how funny they found the rumor. GoF is still a 2.5-hour movie, guys,Continued...
See the Irish Examiner for a report on how OotP's success has affected Bloomsbury.
Thanks Richard, for alerting us to the new online home of Matthew Lewis, a.k.a Neville Longbottom. Learn all about the darling 14-year-old actor here, and make sure to check out the photo section for some exclusives with the rest of the cast and J.K. Rowling.
Another pirate version of OotP is available - this time in Spanish. CNN.com reports that because the official Spanish translation is not set to go on sale in Latin America for several months, one "translator" decided to beat the market. The trouble is, he can't actually translate, and the book "is pepperedContinued...
ComingSoon.net reports that HP screenplay writer Steve Kloves has adapted and will direct The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a novel about a boy with Asperger's syndrome.
As of yesterday, Harry Potter books occupied five out of the top six spots on the New York Times children's chapter books bestseller list, and four of the top six spots on the children's paperback list.
Editor Stuart Brown of FirstScience.com wonders if the first five books in the Harry Potter series offer mathematical clues to the length of the last two.
Thanks to Eric for the link!
Sheba sent us a report from yesterday's day of lectures, debates and forum discussions at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia:
Admission was free and about 60-70 people turned up. Participants came from a wide variety of backgrounds, including academics, writers, teachers, librarians etc, andContinued...
If you get The New York Times, flip to the front of the Sunday Business section and give a brief double-take at the picture there. If you don't get it, you can read the article profiling its new president Alan Horn here (registration required, but free), and check out that accompanying picture here.
Thanks to David who sent us the link to Book-a-Minute, a one minute, comical version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
Editor's Note: For more one minute books click on the link at the bottom of the page!