J.K. Rowling has written a ‘Harry Potter’ prequel
J.K. Rowling writes a ‘Harry Potter’ prequel
The work - which is only 800 words long and appears hand-written on a piece
of cream colored A5 card - is one of a series of 13 cards sent to authors
and illustrators by Waterstones Booksellers for their ‘What's Your Story?’
Other people taking part in the project include Nobel Prize winner Doris
Lessing, playwright Tom Stoppard and novelist Margaret Atwood – who is to
fill out her card remotely using a robotic arm controlled by computer
Proceeds from the ‘What's Your Story? auction – which will take place at
Waterstones in London on June 10 - will go to the writers’ association
English PEN and the Dyslexia Action charity.
Copies of the cards will be collated into a book available in August.
Rowling and her fictional wizard have also created fresh controversy in the
US state of Missouri.
Librarian Deborah L. Smith is suing her former employers at the Poplar Bluff
Library because she refused to take part in a night to promote ‘Harry Potter
and the Deathly Hallows’.
Smith, a member of the Southern Baptist church, claimed the night “violated
her sincerely held religious beliefs against the worship of the occult and
the promotion of such worship”.
Rowling has previously ruled out writing another full-length novel in the
‘Harry Potter’ series.