J.K. Rowling: More Harry Potter Possible

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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.

(MORETIME’s review of The Casual Vacancy)

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?