( 4UMF NEWS ) New Harry Potter Book Coming:
J.K. Rowling plans to return to writing for young people – and the author says she doesn’t rule out another book set in Harry Potter’s magical world.
Rowling became the world’s most successful living writer with her seven novels about a boy who discovers that he is a wizard and is pitched into battle against the forces of evil.
Rowling’s first book for adults, “The Casual Vacancy,” is being published Thursday, five years after the release of the last volume in the Potter saga.
The 47-year-old author told the BBC that her next book would be “for slightly younger children than the Potter books.”
And she said that while “where Harry’s story is concerned, I’m done,” she was considering a new story set in the same universe.
“I don’t want to go mechanically back into that world and pick up a load of odds and ends and glue them together and say, `Here we go, we can sell this,’” Rowling said in an interview broadcast Wednesday. “It would make a mockery of what those books were to me.
“But … if I did have a great idea for something else, I probably would do it. I am very averse to the prequel-sequel idea. A sidestep could maybe … well, we’ll see.”