It’s been thirteen years since the last Harry Potter book was published. Since then, the movie adaptations have come to an end, the Fantastic Beasts franchise has been launched, and the Potterverse has even made it to the stage with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Whilst plenty of fans have embraced all corners of the wizarding world, the original Harry Potter stories are still the apex of J.K. Rowling’s creative endeavours – books are clearly her forte. And she’s also proofed her brilliance as a novelist with the terrific (and underrated) Cormoran Strike series as well.
Rowling’s success has inevitably led to a lot of press attention. There’s been interviews, documentaries, and news stories centred around Rowling and her best-selling novels. And with the release of Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic (2017), fans have even seen some of the author’s earliest drafts for themselves.
As such, there’s loads of behind-the-scenes information you might not be aware of. Forgotten chapters, personal regrets, and inspirations for certain parts of Harry’s journey have all been addressed by Rowling over the course of her magical career...