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J.K. Rowling has released a new ‘Harry Potter’ story online

J.K. Rowling has written a new story about Harry Potter, featuring the character as an adult for the first time since the conclusion of her book series nearly seven years ago. The story is the latest in a series about the the Quidditch World Cup that Rowling has been writing over at Pottermore for a few months now in anticipation of the actual World Cup. Written from the perspective of gossip journalist Rita Skeeter — a name that’s also out of the Harry Potter books — the column runs across details on Harry at age 34, as well as his wife, his closest friends, and a few other of the series’ recurring characters.

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‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling assumed male identity to secretly release a detective novel

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The Harry Potter series made J. K. Rowling one of the most famous authors on the planet, and as such she’s stayed a bit under the radar since wrapping up the series in the summer of 2007. She’s only published one non-Harry Potter book since, last year’s The Casual Vacancy — or at least that’s how it seemed. However, according to The Sunday Times, Rowling is the scribe behind a mystery novel called The Cuckoo’s Calling, a book that was released in April to positive reviews but minimal sales. The book, which Rowling released under the pen name of Robert Galbraith, apparently only sold 1,500 copies in hardback since its release — but now it’s already the top-selling book on Amazon in the US and the UK.

The Sunday Times acted on an…

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