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JK Rowling Writes "Harry Potter" Prequel

Posted: May 29th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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The Chicago Sun-Times reports that JK Rowling wrote an 800-word "Harry Potter" prequel, which will be sold at a charity auction in the British capital.

Waterstone's Booksellers Ltd. says the cream-colored A5 papers each slightly bigger than a postcard were distributed to 13 authors and illustrators, including Rowling, Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing, novelist Margaret Atwood and playwright Tom Stoppard.

Rowling used both sides of her card to hand-write a prequel to her seven-book Harry Potter saga, while Lessing penned a story about the power of reading. Stoppard wrote a short mystery and Atwood was due to fill out her card remotely using a robotic arm controlled by computer linkup.

Other cards were completed by children's author Michael Rosen, illustrator Axel Scheffler, graphic novelist Neil Gaiman, Lisa Appignanesi, Richard Ford, Lauren Child, Irvine Welsh, Sebastian Faulks and Nick Hornby, who plastered his card with a collage.

The cards will go on sale at the "What's Your Story?" auction at Waterstone's flagship store in central London on June 10. The proceeds are to go to English PEN, the writers' association, and the British charity Dyslexia Action. Copies of the cards will be collated into a book to be made available at the bookstore and online in August.

Organizers refused to comment on the content of Rowling's "Harry Potter" prequel, but Hogwarts fans hoping for another book to add to their collection may be disappointed by her signoff. "From the prequel I am not working on but that was fun!" Rowling wrote.

Source: Chicago Sun Times


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