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Monday, November 26, 2007 12:13 pm
Another Rowling Revelation!
Posted by: Keir Graff

In an extremely brief item in the Scotsman (“JK split fuelled Potter’s anger“), well, it’s too brief to summarize without a quote becoming redundant:

HARRY Potter author JK Rowling has revealed the boy wizard’s anger stems from the break-up of her first marriage.

She said her split from Jorge Arantes in 1993 was a dark period, adding: “A part of Harry’s anger is my own.”

I sure hope she starts writing another bestselling seven-book series soon, so we can go back to hearing about the stories on the pages. I have a feeling that next we’re going to learn that Rowling’s decision to write about a wizard came from her fondness for Olivia Newton-John’s “Magic.”

(Via Sneed.)



2 Responses to “Another Rowling Revelation!”
  1. Harry Potter Anger | Library Stuff Says:

    [...] apparently comes from J.K. Rowling splitting from her ex. Posted in Harry Potter | Trackback | | Top OfPage [...]

  2. Book Blog - Likely Stories, by Keir Graff - Booklist Online » Blog Archive » Another Rowling Revelation? Says:

    [...] In the event that she gets tired of merely telling us new things about her old Harry Potter books, J. K. Rowling hasn’t entirely ruled out the possibility of actually writing a new one. From Time (”Person of the Year 2007: Runners-Up: J. K. Rowling,” by Nancy Gibbs): “There have been times since finishing, weak moments,” she says, “when I’ve said, ‘Yeah, all right,’ to the eighth novel.” But she’s convinced she’s doing the right thing to take some time away, do something else. She’s working on two projects now, an adult novel and a “political fairy tale.” “If, and it’s a big if, I ever write an eighth book about the [wizarding ] world, I doubt that Harry would be the central character,” she says. “I feel like I’ve already told his story. But these are big ifs. Let’s give it 10 years and see how we feel then.” [...]

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