Monday, October 15, 2007

Rowling begins U.S. "Open Book" tour

The first reports are flooding in of Rowling's reading and question-and-answer session today in Los Angeles. Please beware, most of these articles contain spoilers!

Next stop? New Orleans, at the Ernest N. Morial Auditorium at the Convention Center on Thursday, October 18th.

News highlights:
  • She hasn't started writing the Hogwarts encyclopedia.
  • No word on her next project, though she says she probably won't write fantasy again.
  • JKR: "Snape is vindictive, he's cruel. He's not a big man, but he loves. I like him, but I'd also like to slap him hard."
  • JKR: "Although [Dumbledore] seems to be so benign for six books, he's quite a Machiavellian figure, really. He's been pulling a lot of strings. Harry has been his puppet."
Will there be a transcript? It doesn't look like it. Video cameras were not allowed into the Theater to film the event, and so far no audio has turned up either.


Jensen said...

I'm 30 years old and not ashamed to say I love the Harry Potter books. I would have loved to have been in the Kodak Theater to hear her speak.

Lisa said...

Amen. And I'm going on 48.