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JK Rowling says she wrote another fantasy story. But she may not publish it

Harry Potter creator JK Rowling revealed on Monday that she has written another magical tale.

books Updated: Jul 11, 2017 08:38 IST
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Writer JK Rowling poses as she arrives for the European premiere of the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at Cineworld Imax, Leicester Square in London.

There would be nothing more exciting for Potterheads than another fantasy book by Harry Potter creator JK Rowling. Well, it turns out she has written another magical tale, but she may not publish it.

In an interview to CNN, the British author revealed that on her 50th birthday, she wrote a “fairytale” on her party dress. The theme of her birthday party was ‘your private nightmare’ and Rowling, being Rowling, went dressed as a lost manuscript. “And I wrote over a dress most of that book. So that book, I don’t know whether it will ever be published, but it’s actually hanging in a wardrobe currently,” she told CNN.

Rowling made this revelation matter-of-factly towards the end of the interview, which was about her children’s charity Lumos. In the interview she said that a news report she read much before she started writing the first Harry Potter book, horrified her and made her resolve to work for the welfare of children.

“It was a very disturbing image of a very small boy screaming through chicken wire. ... And the story was about an institution in the Czech Republic where this boy, among many other children with special needs, was being kept, I would say, at least 20 hours out of 24 in a cage-bed, which is exactly as it sounds,” Rowling said.

When asked about her worst fear, Rowling said it was powerlessness and small spaces.

You can watch the full interview here.

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First Published: Jul 10, 2017 14:38 IST