Friday, March 7, 2008

'Rowling Reveals what Potter and friends did next'

Asian News International
London, Dec.20

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is not the final departure of boy wizard from our lives, for JK Rowling has revealed what Harry and his Hogwarts friends did next after leaving the school for witches and wizards.

The Edinburgh-based author has answered 'Ten Questions' about Harry and his companions in Time Magazine, which has also placed her at number three in its Person of the Year list.

Describing the post-Hogwarts lives of the characters, Rowling revealed that Harry and Hermoine Granger, both work at the Ministry of Magic, where Harry joins the Auror Department, and Hermoine is employed in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.

Ron Weasley assists George at the joke shop, while his sister Ginny Weasley becomes a professional Quidditch player, and also a writer for the Daily Prophet.

Rowling also disclosed that Harry and his nemesis, Lord Voldemort, are related, though distantly, through the Peverell family.

She also said that Draco Malfoy marries Astoria Greengrass, while the unlucky Neville Longbottom ties the knot with Hannah Abbott, who becomes owner of The Leaky Cauldron.

The author said that she felt a "massive sense of release" to be capable of answering any question from infatuated fans without letting something slip, now that the books are completed. " I do have it all worked out in my mind because I couldn't stop myself doing that, ' the Scotsman quoted her, as saying.

She called her time with Harry "one of the longest relationships of my adult life."

She also admitted that she does not rule out writing an eight Hogwarts book, but added that the much-loved Harry Potter won't be the central character in that case. "There have been times since finishing, weak moments, when I've said, "Yeah, all right", to the eighth novel, If and its a big if - I ever write an eight book about the wizarding world, I doubt that Harry would be the central character," she said.

"I feel like I've already told his story. But these are big ifs. Let's give it 10 years and see how we feel then," she added.

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