J.K. Rowling Considers Writing More ‘Potter’


Hold on to your seats, everybody! In an interview with BBC News about her new book, The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling admits she is tempted to write more Harry Potter in the future.

Rowling explains that two of the seven Harry Potter novels, though she doesn’t specify which, felt like they “needed another year.” She says that many times she had to “write on the run,” and so she didn’t manage to write in everything she wanted.

When speaking of the two novels in question, Rowling said, “I read them, and think, ‘Oh God, maybe I’ll go back and do a director’s cut,’ I don’t know.”

This is not the first time that J.K. Rowling has admitted she would like to expand more on the Harry Potter books, but it seems like maybe she does have something in mind after all.

Watch the full video of the interview, where JKR discusses Potter, her life, and The Casual Vacancy, here.

What do you think? Should we expect another Harry Potter book in the future? Are you excited about the thought of unwritten stories? What books might she have in mind to expand? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments!

  • http://twitter.com/mishiewishie Mishie Del Rosario ☆

    I think that while JK Rowling could always (and we would always welcome) an insider/expanded look into the Wizarding World, the septology itself should be left the way it is. They could perhaps be new side reading material like Quidditch Through the Ages—maybe a History of Ancient Wizarding Families would be interesting or actually publishing Hogwarts, A History. That way we could perhaps piece out everything as well. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jocelyn.hannusch Jocelyn Hannusch

    I agree with Mishie. I’d love an Encyclopedia or something but there is something so special and final about those seven books. I don’t know if I’d want more canon in the form of an additional novel. Seven years at hogwarts in seven wonderful books.

  • http://twitter.com/eastkentmummy Ginny Rose


  • http://benchpressabear.tumblr.com Joan

    Jo just needs to let this urges take over before they fizzle out again! :(

  • Flitzy

    Oh please give us a Lily and James prequel. ^_^

    Ooh, or even go back 50 years and do a story about Tom Riddle’s life and his rise to Voldemort. :3

  • carbon658

    I enjoyed DH, but it was obvious that one needed more time. I’m not even sure it was edited very much.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.blaski Wendy Blaski

    I bet she expands on Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets (the 2 shortest books), but would love to read ANYTHING new Potter!;D

  • Elizabeth Bowyer

    She recently did an interview for Australian television in which she says that Harry’s story is finished, but she would like to write more stories in the Harry Potter Universe if she has a good idea. So if she is to write a new book in that universe, I would assume it to be something only vaguely related to Harry’s story.

    • Flitzy

      The Life of Dumbledore and his relationship with Grindlewald, Aberforth, and Ariana would be interesting, as well. There’s so much that was touched on in HP – during flashbacks/stories – that could be very interesting to expand upon.

  • TheWillowRIder992

    I vary mush enjoyed The Goblet Of FIre, And order of the Phoenix, But I feel as if she wrote them, but didnt edit them as much. THough I still love the books! :) RAVENCLAW FOREVER!

    • mi boo

      forget ravenclaw!!!! Cause everyday I’m SLYTHERIN!!!

  • cornishpixies

    I would love to see Rita Skeeter’s “The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore” published.

  • Jordan

    YES!!!!! YES!!!!!! YEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephanie.rapacz Stephanie Rapacz

    A prequel story following Lily, James, Sirius, Remus and Snape’s years at Hogwarts would be a dream come true!

  • Rai Yukimura

    There have been rumors about Rowling writing Rita Skeeter’s biography, The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore. Nothing’s confirmed yet though.

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