AQ reader Louise told us a few months ago about a 2001 interview in Candis Magazine, so we added it to our Fan Challenge list. Well, this week, AQ staffer Jules got her hands on a copy and has made us all a transcript. Big thanks to Louise and Jules! Here's the new canon we gleaned:
- JKR: "The Harry books are supposed to be full of surprises, but I try to make sure that they unfold in a realistic way."
- Slytherin house is the "home of warped wizards."
- Riddle, "twisted by ambition and lack of love," desires power.
- On the diary Horcrux: "Though he's supposed to have died years before, his malign spirit manipulates events through an enchanted diary."