“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Nominated for Goodreads Choice Award for Best Fantasy

Love Harry Potter and the Cursed Child despite its divided reaction among fans? Now’s the time to show it – the title has been nominated for the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards in the category of Best Fantasy!

J.K. Rowling and her alter-ego Robert Galbraith are veterans of the Goodreads Choice Awards, with Career of Evil having been nominated for Best Mystery & Thriller just last year. In fact, all of Rowling’s post-Potter titles have been nominated for the award, though only The Casual Vacancy has managed to snag a win (in 2012, in the Fiction category). Can Rowling bring it home this year? You’ll be the judge!

The opening round of voting will run until November 6. Readers can vote in the semi-finals November 8–13 and in the finals November 15–27. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is up against some pretty stiff competition, including The Mists of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson, The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin, A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab, and others. Don’t forget to vote right here!

  • Helen

    Really? up for an award? why? personally, I didn’t think it was that great, and if by any chance it did win, it wouldn’t be JKR claiming the award because she didn’t write it.

    • Anon

      She created the story and some of the character information that the play is based on. But the actual script is Jack Thorne’s work, so no, she didn’t write the play. Personally, I like the general story, but I don’t think the script itself is an award winner. Jack went overboard with the dialogue in loads of the scenes and you know it’s not coming from J.K. Rowling.