JK Rowling May Write More Harry Potter Books

Ending series was a 'bereavement,' author tells Oprah

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 1, 2010 6:26 PM CDT

(Newser) – JK Rowling may yet write more adventures for Harry Potter and friends, the world-famous author tells Oprah Winfrey. The Hogwarts crew is "in my head still," Rowling said, and new tales "could definitely" move her pen. After all, Rowling said, writing Potter was always more an act of therapy than anything else: "I have to write for my own mental health. I need to write. I love it. I need to do it."

After writing what was at the time touted as the final book in the series, Rowling was unprepared for the psychological shock. "It was huge, although I knew it was coming," she said. "Initially I was elated, but then I cried like I haven't cried since my mother died." But she was far from definite: "I'm not going to say I won't" was about as far as she'd go in the taped interview that aired today.

In this photo taken Aug. 30, 2010, and provided by Harpo Productions, Oprah Winfrey is seen with Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling.
In this photo taken Aug. 30, 2010, and provided by Harpo Productions, Oprah Winfrey is seen with "Harry Potter" author J. K. Rowling.   (AP)
A 2007 file photo of author J.K. Rowling.
A 2007 file photo of author J.K. Rowling.   (AP)
Author J.K. Rowling speaks to an audience during her commencement address at Harvard University commencement exercises, Thursday, June 5, 2008 in Cambridge, Mass.
Author J.K. Rowling speaks to an audience during her commencement address at Harvard University commencement exercises, Thursday, June 5, 2008 in Cambridge, Mass.   (AP)
In this image released by Scholastic, one of only seven original copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, created, handwritten and illustrated by J.K. Rowling, is unveiled in 2008.
In this image released by Scholastic, one of only seven original copies of "The Tales of Beedle the Bard," created, handwritten and illustrated by J.K. Rowling, is unveiled in 2008.   (AP)
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