Cat Person by Kristen Roupenian was published in the New Yorker and I heard so many people arguing about it I briefly felt like a member of the Dickensian public in the heady days of The Pickwick Papers. Last week JK Rowling issued a statement defending the casting of Johnny Depp in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts. Rowling, who is clearly A Good Thing, has spoken out frequently in defence of women.
The second film in JK Rowling and David Yates' Harry Potter prequel series due to arrive 16 November 2018.
Not many members of the cast of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ grew up with JK Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ series, but Ezra Miller did. “It was a bit of a sad time in my life but you do what you have to do to get through times that are hard, and to have a resource like these stories, that remind you of what’s good in the world and in yourself.
A new video from behind the scenes of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ has been released by Pottermore, the online hub for all things ‘Harry Potter’ and JK Rowling’s Wizarding World. Watch the full video here. “It’s incredibly exciting,” says director David Yates, “We’re working directly with JK [Rowling].
JK Rowling has said that she’s probably alone in pronouncing the name of supreme evil-doer Voldemort the way she first intended it. The writer took to Twitter yesterday, commenting on a tweet by a fan. - Terry Gilliam ‘is not dead’ - Amazing behind-the-scenes shots - Transformers 5 plot revealed American ‘Christian, writer, reader, nature lover’ Michael Lucero wrote: “One piece of Harry Potter trivia I always forget to mention: the “t” is silent in Voldemort, according to @jk_rowling.” Rowling picked up on the remark, and indeed, this is the case. Back in 2009, Rowling, while accepting the Legion d’honneur from President Francois Sarkozy, apologised for the name - which is translated as ‘flight of death’ in French.