With today’s publication of J.K. Rowling’s first foray into grown-up fiction, The Casual Vacancy, you’d think the Harry Potter author would be having a muggle-centric news day. But, even as The Casual Vacancy bows, Rowling has brought the magical world that made her famous back into the equation. Yesterday, in a BBC interview, Rowling opened the door to the possibility of more fodder for Potter fans.
In the interview, Rowling discussed the freedom that comes from having Potter under her belt: now she only has to write what she wants to write, and on her own timeline. The author admitted that there were a couple Harry Potter books—”one towards the beginning and one towards the end,” but no specificity as to which—that she knew needed another year.
“I read them and I think, ‘Oh God,’” she said. “Maybe I’ll go back and do a director’s cut.” Rowling also left open the possibility of new non-Harry stories from the Potter-verse.
Potter readers: which books and plot lines would you hope get the expanded director’s-cut treatment?