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J.K. Rowling Answers Questions About Deathly Hallows


Recently J.K. Rowling talked to Meredith Veira on "TODAY" in her first interview since the release of her seventh and final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. According to Rowling, she left the epilogue purposely vague, though in the interview she revealed details left out of the epilogue that many readers were dying to know.

Of course, Rowling realizes that no amount of information she supplies (even, perhaps, "a Harry Potter encyclopedia") will be enough to satisfy the most devoted fans. "I'm dealing with a level of obsession in some of my fans that will not rest until they know the middle names of Harry’s great-great-grandparents,” she said. Not that this bothers her, of course: "I love it,” she said. "I'm all for that."

I won't post all the information here, but for a few tidbits of what she said in the interview (spoiler alert for those who haven't finished Deathly Hallows),

  • Rowling expounds on what becomes of Harry, Ron and Hermione, including family stuff and information about their occupations.
  • She gives her thoughts on Luna Lovegood's future.
  • She reveals the fate of Hogwarts.

All the details can be found here.

Join The Conversation
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
I read the bookt his weekend, and I LOVED IT. i had accidentally hear da spoiler about 1 person who died, but when reading i thoguht "it didn't say both" and i was crying, laughing, reading on the edge of my seat. so sad that this series os over but can't wait to see what else she writes. I will be re-reading this series moer than once!
lanilovespeaches lanilovespeaches 10 years
ahh i love HP!!! Omg!! can't wait for the movies even though I'm sad that it's over!! =(
iMac-addict iMac-addict 10 years
I was so disapointed in this last book I can't even tell you. That last chapter "19 yrs later" was the worst of it.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I'm so glad that she cleared some stuff up!
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 10 years
I was thinking the same thing CJane!
CJaneTyp CJaneTyp 10 years
maybe following the lives of the kids?
rothchild rothchild 10 years
I know that the series has come to an official end but it seems like se opened up the door to a few more stories by creating this 19 year gap. Or maybe a prequel????
omgosh-dee omgosh-dee 10 years
weee! i love harry potter. and i DO hope she writes an encyclopedia. i can't accept that it's over =(
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 10 years
*the UK version
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 10 years
Karen13: there are no differences (that I'm aware of), all the books are the same. I have UK version of the first book, and aside from the illustrations on the cover, it's the same.
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
I haven't read the book but I did get the sense that Harry and "someone who shouldn't be name for the sake of not giving away spoilers" do end up together. Which means that she might get more screen time in the last two movies. Good. Because beside Hermoine she's one of my favorite female characters there.
bre123 bre123 10 years
I'm so glad that she's talking about it but she could have just said it in the book! I really hope she makes the Potterpedia...I'm really looking forward to it.
snickerdoodle snickerdoodle 10 years
I always appreciate hearing the thoughts of an author on his/her work, but I feel like in the case of the Harry Potter books, there's always quite a lot of explaining done after the books are released. Rowling's explanations are always interesting and creative, but sometimes I find myself wanting to find my own interpretations, rather than having them sort of thrown at me by the author.
Karen13 Karen13 10 years
More Potter, more Potter, more Potter! Has anyone read the UK versions, are they much different that the US versions?
shafiii shafiii 10 years
yay for HP!!!! i dvr'd the episodes of TODAY and im dying to check them out. i really want to know about what they're occupations are and im hoping we find out that Jame's (harry's son) middle name is Sirius! <3
CJaneTyp CJaneTyp 10 years
I liked the way to book ended and I also like how she is putting out more info- great stuff.
Renees3 Renees3 10 years
AWESOME! More information! The more the better! I cn't believe it's OVER
NdHebert NdHebert 10 years
I love it! She is doing an online interview on Monday where fans can ask questions. I asked: 1. What would happen if a living person walked behind the veil? Where would they go? 2. Who had Voldemorts wand after all those years when he was destroyed at Godrics Hollow? We know Wormtail didnt, as he was a rat, so how did he get it in the graveyard in Goblet of Fire?
dmblauren dmblauren 10 years
i read the interview . . . i just wish she would have included that info in the book. i'm one of those people who wants to know everything!!
HistoryGeek913 HistoryGeek913 10 years
Yea for Rowling and Harry Potter. I've DVR'd the interview, so I can check it out this weekend. What an amazing journey Rowling has had. And I sure hope she comes out with the "encyclopedia" she keeps talking about!
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