JKR says no Harry Potter prequel

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JKR says no Harry Potter prequel
Wed, 03-13-2013 - 11:59am

Saw this article on The Leaky Cauldron.  The rest of the interview can be found at Hypable.  What do you think?  Are you disappointed that JKR currently has no intention of writing a prequel?

J. K. Rowling Says No Harry Potter PrequelJ.K. Rowling

Posted by: Mel
March 09, 2013, 01:33 AM

J. K. Rowling appeared at the Bath Literature Festival yesterday and announced that she has no plans to write a Harry Potter prequel. Specifically, she had no plans to write a story concerning the Marauders:

Rowling, speaking at the Independent Bath Literature Festival last night, said she was not planning to return to the story of the "Marauders" – who attended her fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft before Harry Potter – because she didn't think much of prequels. "I'm never going to say never but I have no current plans. I think prequels are not generally very successful," she said.

Via Hypable (which can be read in full here), Rowling also mentioned:
Grindelwald never loved Dumbledore and used him.
Her next book will be aimed at 8-year-olds, but she’s still busy writing it.

You can read more about Rowling's appearance the Festival here.

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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 1:36pm

I'm not too disappointed, although I would love to see her develop a new series. 


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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 5:08pm

I confess to being disappointed but not surprised.  Maybe between what she has already written about the Marauders and the HP encyclopedia that she's rumored to be working on, she feels that she's finished telling their story.  Ah, well...I guess that's what fan fiction is for Wink

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