New interview with US Potter editor

A new interview has emerged with Arthur Levine, the editor of the American editions of the Harry Potter books. Here's an excerpt:

“I'm not her [Rowling] collaborator. I'm just the stand-in for the reader,” he explains. She doesn't need him to shape her story. His job — along with Rowling's British editor, Bloomsbury's Emma Matthewson — is to say, “This is how I reacted.”

Sometimes, he would say, “I do not know what's going on here,” and Rowling would say, “I didn't want you to have that reaction at this point, so I think I'm going to move some information.”

At other times, when he asked about something in one of the earlier volumes, she would say, “That's a good question. I'm okay with your wondering that here. I will answer that in Book 5.”

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