J.K. Rowling recently released a short story about the futures of such characters as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger, while the new section of Universal Studios titled The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley just opened to the public. J.K. Rowling also recently published the mystery 'The Silkworm' under the pen name Robert Galbraith.
'Quebert' is a sensation in Europe but has received a more mixed reception in the US.
J.K. Rowling's book 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' a fake textbook set in the 'Harry Potter' world, will reportedly be adapted as a film trilogy.
Emma Watson said she originally couldn't see how 'Noah' director Darren Aronofsky would tell the Biblical story but, after reading the script, decided it was 'a really original take on a genre, on a story, on an idea.' Emma Watson recently starred in 'The Bling Ring' and 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower.'
The tournament is currently down to 16 contenders, with everyone from Ron Weasley of 'Harry Potter' fame to Winnie the Pooh's friend Piglet still in the running.
A campaign titled Let Books Be Books has received the support of authors, a newspaper, and bookseller Waterstones, and the related petition has garnered more than 4,000 signatures.
The website Pottermore recently posted the first part of an essay by Rowling on the history of the Quidditch World Cup, the championship of the popular sport in the 'Potter' world. It's only the newest original material from Rowling revealed on Pottermore.