J.K. Rowling Will Write Another Children’s Book, She Says
Since Harry Potter ended in 2007, J.K. Rowling has done anything but slow down. After wrapping up her children’s series, she turned her attention to the world of contemporary fiction with the highly-acclaimed novel The Casual Vacancy. After that, she shocked the world when it was revealed she had penned the crime novel The Cuckoo’s Calling, with its two subsequent installments, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith (a name which has its own hidden meaning).
She’s also been working steadily on expanding the Wizarding World. Next June, the Harry Potter sequel The Cursed Child will appear on London’s West End, probably following Harry’s son Albus as he begins Hogwarts.
And that’s not even mentioning Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a prequel set in 1920s New York, following magizoologist Newt Scamander’s adventures with magical creatures and dangerous beasts.
It’s obvious that JK Rowling loves to work, and what she’s currently working on will delight Potter fans: a new children’s story.
JK Rowling told BBC Radio 2 on Tuesday that she’s currently writing some of a new children’s book, and that she worries she won’t be able to write all the books she’s got sloshing around in her head. She needs to write them all!
Here’s what she said:
I have an idea for a children’s book… Actually, I have written part of a children’s book that I really love, so I’m definitely going to finish that. There will be another children’s book.
I’m not going to give you an absolute date because things are busy, and I’ve been writing a screenplay as well for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which has been a lot of fun, but I’d definitely write more novels as J.K. Rowling – novels in the plural, I have so many ideas … I sometimes worry I’ll die before I’ve written them all out. That’s my midlife crisis – that I will leave this earth without having written them all.
These “so many ideas” will definitely have Rowling fans cheering and wishing she’d write them all very, very quickly. The world needs more of her genius.