Exciting news for J.K. Rowling fans! The famed author has confirmed that she’s writing her first children’s book since “Harry Potter.”
In an interview with BBC Radio 2, the 50-year-old said: “I have an idea for a children's book. Actually I have written part of a children's book that I really love, so I'm definitely going to finish that. There will be another children's book.”
It’s already been eight years since Rowling’s final “Harry Potter” novel was released. Since then, the British author has written crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith and has been busy writing “Harry Potter” spinoffs. These include the screenplay for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and a play called “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” which is set 19 years after the “Harry Potter” novels end.
While Rowling has yet to reveal whether or not her new children’s book will be related to the Hogwarts universe, she admitted she likes to keep an open mind.
“I’ve always said I’m not going to say never because there were things in my head about 19 years later,” she said. “I had no desire to write it as a novel, for reasons that will be clear. This play never would have happened if this particular team hadn’t come to me. I didn’t go looking for this.”
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