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"Half-Blood Prince" Wins Scottish Book Award; JKR Sends Thank You Message

Posted by: sue
November 27, 2006, 11:06 PM

A few weeks ago, we first told you that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince had been nominated for a Scottish Children's Book Award. Those awards have now been announced, and Half-Blood Prince was declared the winner in the "Younger readers-8-12 years" category.Continued...


Guardian Contest: Name Book Seven

Posted by: sue
November 26, 2006, 01:38 PM

The Guardian newspaper in the UK is running a new contest to see who can come up with the most creative title for Book Seven in the Harry Potter series. As the paper notes, "guessing the title of HP7 is a popular pastime for the boy wizard's many fans," so they are offering a prize of a signed JKRContinued...


Retailers Taking Early Book Seven Pre-Orders; Jo still "happily writing"

Posted by: sue
November 16, 2006, 09:18 AM

Though represenatives for Jo have told TLC today that she is still "happily writing" book seven as we spoke, and though no title or release date have yet been released, there has been a lot of Book Seven anticipation going on by retailers over the past few weeks.

Isaacs Interviews

New Jason Isaacs Interview Now in Video Galleries

Posted by: sue
November 10, 2006, 01:17 PM

Earlier this week we told you of a new interview with the always fab Jason Isaacs when he appeared on the ITV This Morning program. In this interview Jason discusses his role as Lucius Malfoy in the upcoming Order of the Phoenix, filming scenes with Dobby for Chamber of Secrets, and much more,Continued...


Brendan Gleeson Can't See the Future for Mad-Eye

Posted by: sue
November 10, 2006, 12:43 PM

Previously we told you that actor Brendan Gleeson would be in Boston for the Irish Film Festival this weekend, where he will be receiving the "Excellence Award" for his contributions to film. In a short new interview with The Boston Globe, Mr. Gleeson remarks on his role as Mad-Eye MoodyContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

Dan Radcliffe Talks a Possible Death for Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
November 10, 2006, 07:09 AM

Actor Dan Radcliffe has given a new interview where he gives his thoughts on the future of Harry Potter in Book Seven. Echoing comments he has made previously in a new conference call held recently in London, Dan spoke with reporters on what he thinks will happen to Harry and said that heContinued...

JKR Updates Website: Third Book Seven Title Being Considered; Spell Definitions Clarified

Posted by: Melissa
October 31, 2006, 09:20 AM has been updated! In her new diary entry, Jo says that she is now considering a THIRD title for book seven, but that this doesn't concern her, as some of the previous books have had several titles in the offing before one was settled on.Continued...


New Book Seven Placeholder Artwork at

Posted by: Melissa
September 14, 2006, 11:04 AM

Some of you have probably already noted this image in our latest postings, but there is some new placeholder art on the Harry Potter 7 page. The image is also the icon on this post. This image has been up for awhile; before questions about whether iit means something for the book startContinued...


Report: READ Magazine Says Book Seven Next July

Posted by: sue
September 14, 2006, 09:28 AM

On the heels of JKR's most recent update where our favorite author says she is still writing Book Seven, comes word today that the newest issue of READ magazine (which is not an official Scholastic 'zine) containing a blurb speculating about the release date of the last Harry Potter book.Continued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K.R Updates Site with Book Seven News; Still Deciding Between Titles

Posted by: sue
September 13, 2006, 09:40 AM

Book Seven News today everyone, from our favorite author. Jo updated her site with news that not only is she still busy writing, she is still deciding between two titles of the last Harry Potter book. Quotage:

Now that I'm back from New York, the only real news is that I'mContinued...

JKR: "I haven't written 750 pages...I'm not close to finishing"

Posted by: sue
September 11, 2006, 11:51 AM

Our favourite author has updated her site to clarify earlier rumors about the length of Book Seven. Jo writes appropriately in the Rubbish Bin section that this report is bunk. Quotage:

Oh pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease. I haven't written 750 pages of book seven, and if I had, I'd be veryContinued...


Rumor: JKR Says Book Seven "up to about 750 pages"

Posted by: sue
September 08, 2006, 05:26 PM

Update: We've confirmed that Jo was there and that she did speak informally with reporters. Whether she actually said 750 pages...we'll see!
A UK tabloid is reporting a new quote from J.K. Rowling regarding the length so far of Book Seven. As seen in "The Ticket" column of The Mirror,Continued...


JKR: "Lord Voldemort Requires My Constant Presence at the Moment"

Posted by: sue
September 05, 2006, 09:17 AM

Yesterday, we first told you that readers had voted Lord Voldemort as the top literary villain in the Big Bad Read poll, and the news reports included a portion of comments about this from author J.K. Rowling. Today, Bloomsbury has provided us with Jo's complete remarks, and sheContinued...


Live, Scholastic Podcast Now Available on iTunes

Posted by: Melissa
August 22, 2006, 12:44 AM

The live, official Harry Potter podcasts that Cheryl Klein of Scholastic, Emerson Spartz (of MuggleNet) and I (for Leaky!) did in July are now all available for download on iTunes right here. We met nearly 1,000 of you at these events, starting at Anderson's in Naperville, IL, and going to BarnesContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Two Fans Tell Story of Meeting with J.K.Rowling

Posted by: sue
August 13, 2006, 12:34 PM

There are new stories in the press about two lucky fans who got to ask author J.K. Rowling some questions while she was in New York for the "Harry, Carrie, and Garp" charity readings at Radio City Music Hall.
The first story involves young Kyle Searcy of Destin, Florida who spent almostContinued...