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Report: J.K. Rowling at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

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J.K. Rowling made her first public appearance as Robert Galbraith this weekend, and MuggleNet was on hand to bring back all the juicy details. Read on! Read More »

Potter Twitter Roundup: The Wizarding World of Japan

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This week in the Potter-verse, Tom and Evanna were in Japan For the opening of the latest Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park. Evanna Lynch and Tom Felton at the opening of Japan’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter! pic.twitter.com/7Sy1F2kkvI — Potterhead (@_patronuspotter) July 15, 2014 And they weren’t the only ones in town. .@jk_rowling visits Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Japan! http://t.co/dUX8Ciqg3q http://t.co/X4tUbYCAP3 — MuggleNet.com (@MuggleNet) July 16, 2014 Rowling didn’t hang around for long, however. She promptly jetted back to the UK for her first public appearance as Robert Galbraith, her crime writing alter ego. JK Rowling tells @valmcdermid she’s planning more Cormorant Strike books than there were Harry Potters #TOPCRIME2014 pic.twitter.com/SelAT36UNz — Colin Paterson (@ColinGPaterson) July 18, 2014 Already finished The Silkworm? Catch up on Emma’s latest project, now that the book has finally been released! Emma Watson’s next magical role: Kelsea in “The Queen of the Tearling” – http://t.co/sTxufU95KR http://t.co/k90ssIl4J5 #MuggleNetBlog — MuggleNet.com (@MuggleNet) July 19, 2014 If not that, then how about something from Rohan? In case you missed it – read an extract from my fantasy manuscript I published online last night http://t.co/So7JZhPUc8 — Rohan Gotobed (@Rohan_Gotobed) July 18, 2014 A heads up for any UK based ... Read More »

J.K. Rowling plans more than seven “Cormoran Strike” novels, halfway done with third

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J.K. Rowling revealed new details about her "Cormoran Strike" crime series, under the pen name Robert Galbraith, while at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. Read More »

J.K. Rowling visits Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Japan!

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In a press release from Universal Studios Japan and Warner Bros., it was revealed that prior to the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Japan, author J.K. Rowling previewed the park. Take a look at what she had to say about the newest WWoHP! Read More »

Bulgaria and Brazil go head-to-head in Quidditch World Cup final

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Pottermore Insider presented live coverage of the Quidditch World Cup final today as Quidditch Correspondent Ginny Potter and Gossip Correspondent Rita Skeeter reported from the Patagonian Desert in what proved to be an exciting match. Read More »

UPDATED: J.K. Rowling writes about older Harry in Pottermore update

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Over the past few months, J.K. Rowling has been regularly updating Pottermore with World Cup updates. With the "Daily Prophet" match reports being written by Ginny Potter, we have had a glimpse into the future world of Harry and the wizarding world after the books ended. It has been revealed that J.K. Rowling is to upload a piece by Rita Skeeter, which includes a real glimpse into the world of Harry and his friends! Read More »

Potter Twitter Roundup: Lights, Camera, Dog walk!

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Not sure what to watch, read or listen to this Sunday? Well the Potter alumni have a few a recommendations for you! All this and more in the latest Twitter roundup. Read More »

Quidditch World Cup semi-finals under way!

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The Quidditch World Cup semi-finals began yesterday (July 4), with the first match, which is currently still taking place, between the US and Brazil. The second match sees Bulgaria take on Japan tomorrow! In the run-up to the semi-finals, Ludo Bagman rated each team's chances of winning, highlighting the pros and cons of each team. Read More »

Donate and win: Annual birthday fundraiser for J.K. Rowling’s charity, Lumos, goes live!

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Did you miss out on donating to J.K. Rowling's Lumos foundation in honor of her birthday last year? Never fear! The fundraiser has become an annual event, and we need your help to put a smile on Jo's face. Check out how you can win simply by donating to a charity near and dear to Jo's heart! Read More »

Potter Twitter Roundup: Seventeen Years Later

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What consists of misguided Philosopher's Stone reviews, Neville in a party hat and a unicorn in traffic? The Potter Twitter Roundup of course. Check it out now! Read More »

MuggleNet Throwback: The announcement of Pottermore

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There's always room for more "Harry Potter"! Maybe that's how they came up with the name. Take a look back at how Pottermore first got started in this week's Throwback! Read More »

“The Silkworm” and “The Cuckoo’s Calling” among top-selling Apple iBooks

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"The Silkworm", J.K. Rowling’s new novel as Robert Galbraith, was just released last week, and now both it and "The Cuckoo's Calling" are near the top of Apple’s iBook chart! Find out how they rank. Read More »

J.K. Rowling to receive International Writers Award

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J.K. Rowling is set to be awarded with the International Writers Award for her contribution to children's literature. Read More »

“The Silkworm” release celebrated by independent booksellers

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"The Silkworm", J.K. Rowling's second novel as crime writer Robert Galbraith was released yesterday across the UK and as a soft release in the US. Even before this, the novel was highly rated, and Rowling fans across the world (including us here at MuggleNet) made sure that they got their hands on a copy as soon as it came out. In the weeks leading up to the book's release, news emerged that the book would be affected by the current Hachette - Amazon debate in the US. Read More »

“The Silkworm” is out today!

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The sequel to "The Cuckoo's Calling", "The Silkworm", is out in the UK today! Have yous started reading, yet? Read More »

Silence in the Great Hall – OWL exams are still in progress

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Have you taken your MuggleNet Ordinary Wizarding Level examinations, yet? Many of you have, and your knowledge of the wizarding world is at an all-time high! Check out the prize one lucky person will win for passing an OWL exam, and listen to the new commercial from "AudioFictions" right here! Read More »

Are you ready for “The Silkworm”?

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With all the exciting Diagon Alley news today, it can be easy to forget that tomorrow is also a very exciting day for fans in the UK - the release of the second book in Robert Galbraith's Cormoran Strike series, "The Silkworm"! Are you excited for the book's release? Read More »

Quiet in the Great Hall! Ordinary Wizarding Level Examinations (OWLs) are now in progress!

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QUIET IN THE GREAT HALL! Testing is in progress as the MuggleNet OWLs are here! Challenge yourself in your knowledge of the "Harry Potter" series with these exams and enter for a chance to win a fabulous gift set from the Hogsmeade Station Gift Shop! Good luck to all! Read More »

MuggleNet Throwback: J.K. Rowling treats us to a “‘Potter’ prequel”

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It's the closest we may ever get to a Marauder Era story, and you won't believe how much it sold for! Read More »

First four rounds of quarter-finals come to a close at 2014 Quidditch World Cup

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As we mentioned previously, the quarter-finals have begun for the 2014 Quidditch World Cup! It was an exciting weekend for Quidditch fans as the first four rounds of the quarter finals went underway. The four teams (United States, Brazil, Japan, and Bulgaria) each played a fierce game. The "Daily Prophet"'s correspondent, Ginny Potter, gave us the highlights. Read More »