Part II of JK Rowling's interview with HP fan sites
July 20, 2005 at 8:22 PM ET
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MuggleNet and TLC have posted part II of their interview with Harry Potter author JK Rowling as well as individual reports of their trip to Edinburgh.
Part II of the JK Rowling interview:
- Melissa: You said that during the writing of book six something caused you fiendish glee. Do you remember what that was?
JKR: Oh, god. [Long silence as Jo thinks.] What was it? It wasn't really vindictive [laughter] – that was more of a figure of speech. I know what I've enjoyed writing – you know Luna's commentary during the Quidditch match? [Laughter.] It was that. I really enjoyed doing that. Actually I really enjoyed doing that.
You know, that was the last Quidditch match. I knew as I wrote it that it was the last time I was going to be doing a Quidditch match. To be honest with you, Quidditch matches have been the bane of my life in the Harry Potter books. They are necessary in that people expect Harry to play Quidditch, but there is a limit to how many ways you can have them play Quidditch together and for something new to happen. And then I had this moment of blinding inspiration. I thought, Luna’s going to commentate, and that was just a gift. It’s the kind of commentary I’d do on a sports match because I'm — [laughs]. Anyway yeah, it was that.