JK Rowling
JK Rowling

Rowling discusses last 'Potter' book, deaths

  June 26, 2006 at 1:24 PM ET
  Geri     HPANA (via News Tip)
  harry potter book 7, jk rowling, jo rowling, jkr


JK Rowling appeared on the Richard & Judy Show in the UK, and had a few things to say that may interest fans.

Some highlights from the show:

  • Book 7 is NOT finished but she is well into it
  • The final chapter for book 7 has changed slightly - two more people have died than she originally planned and one other person has got a reprieve
  • Jo first wrote the final chapter in 1990
  • She has regretted writing some parts where she may have boxed herself in, earlier in the series
  • Jo says Ron is generally more popular than Harry -- remembers seeing an unofficial poll on a fansite reflecting this

You can read the rest of the highlights hereopens in new window courtesy of SnitchSeeker, but since they seem to be having server issues, here they are for now:

  • She would be willing to kill Harry in order to prevent future authors from writing sequels
  • She was in denial of her fame for the first three books, shocked when the press made slight reference to Potter
  • Jo mentioned she is indeed wealthy, but many stats are falsely reported
  • Jessica, her daughter, is often pestered at school for upcoming book titles, plot details, etc.
  • Jo has written half of another children's book in her spare time
  • Her boggart would be that of Mrs. Weasley's: her children dead
  • She made up the rules for quidditch in 30 minutes after a fight with her ex-boyfriend

UPDATE: You can see some screencaps of the video hereopens in new window courtesy of MNopens in new window. Reuters also has an articleopens in new window online with some direct quotes.

UPDATE II: You can now watchopens in new window the video of Jo's appearance on the show, thanks to Ciaran from MuggleNet.

UPDATE III: Transcripts are now available hereopens in new window and hereopens in new window.

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