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J.K. Rowling writes new "Harry Potter" short story

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Almost seven years since the release of the final "Harry Potter" book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling has released a new "Potter" short story through her Pottermore website. The story details the characters' lives after the war.

The 1,500-word story is presented in the form of an article by Rita Skeeter covering the Quidditch World Cup and updates the lives of Harry Potter, Ginny Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood, and the Weasley family. A Pottermore account is required to access it, but it has been reprinted on Today, Hypable, and SnitchSeeker.

"Harry Potter" actor Daniel Radcliffe commented on the story today via satellite during a panel discussion at the 2014 Summer Television Critics Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“What she's written — I haven't read it yet, I am going to read it — is, from what I understand, a very short piece, not as itself worthy of being adapted to film," Radcliffe said of a film adaptation. He also stated that he would not likely play Harry Potter again. “I don't know, my inclination is to say no [...] I mean, he's at least 12 years older than I am now. I don't think I'll have to worry about that for a long time.”

Rowling has said in the past that she's done with writing about Harry Potter, and her spokesperson said Rowling has "no plans" to write about adult Harry.

However, Rowling has been writing about the Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore since March, and her final article will be a report on the final between Brazil and Bulgaria published on July 11, mirroring the end of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.


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