Harry to survive to book 7; Rowling 'halfway' through Potter 6
Published August 15, 2004 at 9:41 AM
from HPANA (via CBBC Newsround/BBC News)
JK Rowling attended the Edinburgh International Book Festival today and gave fans some interesting tidbits about the future Potter books as well as the status of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. There was no announcement about the publication date.
CBBC Newsround was there to hear Rowling tell fans:
- Aberforth Dumbledore is the barman in the Hog's Head
- Dumbledore's patronus is a phoenix
- Grawp will be more controllable in the sixth book
- We will see a bit more of Rita Skeeter
- There will be a new character called McLagan
- Harry does NOT have a godmother
Rowling also states that fans should be concentrating on answering two questions:
- Why didn't Voldemort die when he tried to kill Harry?
- Why didn't Dumbledore try to kill Voldemort in that scene at the end of book five?
Check out some photos of Rowling here and a full transcript of the event is available now.
According to BBC News Rowling told those gathered that:
Harry would "survive to book seven" but refused to confirm whether he would grow up to be a wizard.
Update: Read one attendee's first-person report of the event including exclusive pictures! Thanks to Ann-Marie Wales and The Leaky Cauldron.