It’s over. Or is it?
In an exclusive interview with American television, Rowling confirmed she “probably will” publish more details about her beloved characters.
She said the encyclopedia would include background stories of characters she has already written but had to cut – such as Harry’s school friend Dean Thomas.
She also said the book would include details of a new headmaster at Hogwarts, and who was teaching defence against the dark arts at the magical school.
“I’m not going to do it tomorrow because I’d really like a break,” Rowling said, “so you may be waiting”.
As you’ve probably already heard, Deathly Hallows has become the fastest-selling book in the history of bookdom. They can’t keep them on the shelves in Pakistan. Multi-disciplinary analyses regarding Harry’s popularity have already sprung up. If you work with more that 5 other people in the English-speaking world, chances are your co-workers came to work with heavy eyes because they were up all night reading The Book.
As a writer and book lover, it’s been amazing to live through a cultural watershed moment that began because of a children’s book.
More book news, Deathly Hallows or otherwise, can be found at WU’s Google Notebook page.
And if you’re sick of the whole thing but are curious about how the story resolves, read the UK Guardian’s Digested Version (ht: Therese).