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Top selling US authors John Irving and Stephen King pleaded with Harry Potter author JK Rowling to spare Harry's life in the last book of the series, as reported in this CNN story. The three held a press conference in conjunction with a charity event at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Defending her "sadism," Rowling explained
When fans accuse me of sadism, which doesn't happen that often, I feel I'm toughening them up to go on and read John and Stephen's books," she said. "I think they've got to be toughened up somehow. It's a cruel literary world out there."
J.K. Rowling said two characters will die in the last installment of her boy wizard series, and she hinted
Harry Potter might not survive either.
"I can completely understand, however, the mentality of an author who thinks, `Well, I'm gonna kill them off because that means there can be no non-author-written sequels. So it will end with me, and after I'm dead and gone they won't be able to bring back the character'."
Just when it seemed Harry Potter had fought and won his latest battle, he will be facing yet another a series of challenges. And this time, it will be at the state level.
A Loganville Georgia mother of four, is appealing the Gwinnett Board of Education's unanimous decision to keep the best-selling books on school shelves. Her appeal will continue the debate that began when Mallory filed complaints against each of the six books, writing that they included "evil themes, witchcraft, demonic activity, murder, evil blood sacrifice, spells and teaching children all of this."
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has been named the greatest living British writer in a magazine poll.
Rowling topped the poll for The Book Magazine, receiving nearly three times as many votes as second-place author, fantasy writer Terry Pratchett.
ith Liz confirming to IANS that the last 'Harry Potter' book from Rowling would hit the bookstores in 2007, the 67-year-old publishing director of Bloomsbury and the force behind Potter-mania, expects new writers to cast a spell on readers and does not rule out an Indian emerging successfully on the international scene. In An Interview Calder said Rowling would write only one more book in the series and no more.
'One more 'Harry Potter' only but she (Rowling) said from the beginning that she would write seven. So she would not write another one after this. But Rowling would write other books for us,' said Liz.
'The next 'Harry Potter' book is likely to come out in 2007.
Ender sent over This One ages ago on The 66 million-year-old skull of a dinosaur whose name was inspired by the Harry Potter series that has found a permanent home in the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
Dracorex hogwartsia will be housed permanently at the museum, officials and paleontol
Bloomsbury publishing director Liz Calder said the next and final Harry Potter book is "likely" to be released in 2007... she hopes.
At the British Council's Creative Future conference in India this week, Calder allegedly said as much in an interview with Indo-Asian News Service:
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The NY TImes Reports Harry Potter, books by religious leaders and textbooks for elementary and high school students were the bright spots in publishing last year, according to a report to be released today by the Book Industry Study Group, a publishing trade association.
Publishers generated net revenue of $34.6 billion in 2005, up 5.9 percent from the previous year, according to the report. The industry sold about 3.1 billion books last year, up 3.8 percent from a year earlier.
Fans of the popular "Harry Potter" novels lined up outside bookstores on Wednesday, eager to get their hands on the latest installment in the series as it went on sale in Japan.
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is the sixth and latest installment in British author J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The books have appeared on shelves in some 150 countries and regions and sold a total of more than 300 million copies.