J. K. Rowling says she'd need a 'fabulous idea' to go back to the world of Harry Potter.
If you’re among those mourning the imminent release of J.K. Rowling’s new adult book because it is not another Harry Potter story, Potterphiles, take heart: Rowling plans to return to writing for young adults – and she hasn’t ruled out a return to Hogwarts.
That’s right, the author behind the seven-novel Potter saga whose first adult novel, “Casual Vacancy” will be released Thursday, told the press she’s eager to get back to young adult books.
“I think it very likely that the next thing I publish will be for kids,” she told BBC News. “I have a children’s book that I really like. It’s for slightly younger children than the Potter books.”
Though she seemed to close the door on more Potter books, however, she didn’t shut it completely.
“It was murder saying goodbye, but where Harry’s story is concerned I’m done,” she told the BBC. “Now if I had a fabulous idea that came out of that world – because I loved writing it – I would do it. But I’ve got to have a great idea. I am very adverse to the prequel/sequel scenario.” She added, “I don’t want to go mechanically back into that world and pick up a load of odds and ends, glue them together and say, ‘Here we go, we can sell this.’ It would make a mockery of what those books were to me.”