JKR receives James Joyce award, reads from 'DH' & answers questions
February 12, 2008 at 9:13 PM ET
HPANA (via La Gazette du Sorcier)
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Earlier today Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, attended the Literary and Historical Society at University College Dublin to receive the James Joyce award. At the event JKR read a chapter from Deathly Hallows and answered questions from college students.
Some answered questions by JKR from an early report (scroll down for the English version) from the event are below:
- Jo confirms that Snape and Dumbledore's history were established before the Philosopher Stone was published, but states that she doesn't think about the movie when she writes (even thought she had a thought for the producers after having written the battle of Hogwarts, realising how much it would cost.
- If Jo was to meet a character, she would definitely pick up Dumbledore (even if she had been tempted by a hug from Hagrid).
- As for the opposition of the Pope to Harry Potter, she confesses that she doesn't follow the issue. Basically, she is definitely opposed to censorship and sees Harry Potter more as a moral book than a proselyte one.
A full transcription and report from the event should be online by the end of the week. Thanks to Alexandre of La Gazette du Sorcier for the report.
You can read more from the event here.
UPDATE: An additional report from the event can be read here.