Scholastic issues press release for JK Rowling interview with Oprah revealing new details, image

We’ve received a press release from Scholastic this morning about Oprah’s interview with JK Rowling scheduled to air this Friday, October 1st.

The press release includes new details about what we can expect to hear during the interview:

Rowling, who rarely does interviews, also shares her thoughts on the possibility of ever writing another Harry Potter book in the future.

While talking with Winfrey about the sudden success of the Harry Potter books, Rowling reveals the moment when she knew that her life had changed forever. It was while in the United States on her second book tour: “There was this enormous Barnes & Noble, and I thought, oh my God. And the queue snaked up the street, up the Barnes & Noble, up through four floors and they took me in the back entrance. They opened the door and they screamed. They screamed … that’s a real stand-out moment for me. I knew it was getting big in that there was press attention and so on, but at that point, that for me…was when it felt ‘Beatle-esque.'”

Rowling also reveals to Winfrey that coping with the pressures of sudden stardom was not easy: “You ask about the pressure. At that point, I kept saying to people, yeah I’m coping… but the truth was there were times when I was barely hanging on by a thread.”

The press release included a great shot of Jo and Oprah smiling for the camera – you can see it at this link.

On a related note, our friend Thomas confirmed with the Balmoral Hotel that the interview was shot in the JK Rowling Suite (Suite #552) where she finished writing Deathly Hallows.