Grownup fans of Harry Potter get beyond prejudices against "children's literature"
May 18, 2003 at 8:00 PM ET
The Leaky Cauldron
The Seattle Times makes mention of both Harry Potter for Grownups and Nimbus 2003, the first "Harry Potter" symposium for adults, which "will be a hybrid of an academic conference with literary presentations and a Star Trek-like convention where participants play a version of Quidditch," in its article about adult fans of what are normally deemed "children's books". Phillip Nel, author of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Novels: A Reader's Guide, who'll be speaking at Nimbus 2003 was quoted in the story:
"Once people get past their prejudices against children's literature, there's a great deal there to enjoy as an adult. There's an assumption that because a book is for children, therefore it can't be as well-written or as interesting. That's not true."