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July 13, 2011

JK Rowling ‘writing hard’ on new work

Filed under: Authors — Tags: , , , , , , — Bookblurb @ 7:16 am

Harry Potter author says the end of the film series is ‘a new beginning’

By Alison Flood

JK Rowling: 'I've done quite a lot'. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Start all the clocks and plug the telephone back in: JK Rowling has provided a shred of comfort to the millions of mourners lamenting the release of the final Harry Potter movie with the revelation that she has written “quite a lot” of new material and has plans to publish it.

Speaking at the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two, Rowling told MTV News that “I’m writing, and I’ve done quite a lot since finishing Harry Potter”. She expanded further to BBC News, saying “I think I always felt I didn’t want to publish again until the last film was out because Potter has been such a huge thing in my life. I’ve been writing hard ever since I finished writing Hallows, so I’ve got a lot of stuff and I suppose it’s a question of deciding which one comes out first. But I will publish again. In a sense it’s a beginning for me as well as an end.”

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January 10, 2011

WikiLeaks demands Google and Facebook unseal US subpoenas

  Call comes after revelation that US has tried to force Twitter to release WikiLeaks members’ private details.
WikiLeaks has demanded that Google and Facebook reveal the contents of any US subpoenas they may have received after it emerged that a court in Virginia had ordered Twitter to secretly hand over details of accounts on the micro-blogging site by five figures associated with the group, including Julian Assange.

'Free Julian Assange' protestors demonstrate in central London before the WikiLeaks founder's court hearing in December. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Amid strong evidence that a US grand jury has begun a wide-ranging trawl for details of what networks and accounts WikiLeaks used to communicate with Bradley Manning, the US serviceman accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of sensitive government cables, some of those named in the subpoena said they would fight disclosure….read more


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