Update: JKR reveals she knew "very early on" about Dumbledore
October 23, 2007 at 1:33 PM ET
HPANA (via Toronto Star)
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While attending the International Festival of Authors in Toronto today, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling continued to field questions on the recently revealed information that Dumbledore was gay.
In answering the press about the timing of the revelation, Ms. Rowling stated, "I was asked a very direct question at Carnegie Hall."
Jo went on to say:
The plot is what it is. (Dumbledore) did have, as I say, this rather tragic infatuation, but that was a key part of the ending of the story so there it is. Why would I put the key part of my ending of my story in Book 1?
After the press conference, Jo read from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and answered questions from fans on Dobby's death and Quidditch.
UPDATE: Thanks to vaml for letting us know that you can now view a video of JK at the press conference online.
UPDATE II: You can also read an account of the event from HPANA member Jekiramika.