Is “Cursed Child” Being Printed as a Book Sooner Than We Thought?

Today, the Rowling Library has reported that two publishers have bid for the rights to print Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as a physical book, which would no doubt thrill fans around the world who are unable to make it to London to see the play.

From the Rowling Library:

And there seems to be good news now. Our sources have informed [us] that at least two publishers are trying to get the rights to publish the script play. Remember, it is not […] J.K. Rowling’s work, given the play is written by Jack Thorne, and he will probably be listed as the author – which is an important fact to be considered in the negotiations.

This is all we know so far – but two publishers negotiating to get the publishing rights is a good sign and almost a confirmation that we will have Harry Potter and the Cursed Child published as a book.

We have been asked to keep the name of the publishers to ourselves.

Ever since it was revealed that Cursed Child would be a sequel of sorts to Rowling’s beloved book series, the fandom has been in a frenzy wondering how the story will be distributed to the millions of fans who won’t be able to see it during its West End run, which is set to run at least until May 2017 – so publication of the text of the play would be a welcome addition to many fans’ libraries.

Please note that this is unconfirmed and that the image used in the header is just a mock-up created by the Rowling Library. While we’d absolutely love for this to be true, we can only take it as a rumor until we hear something from Jo herself. And it’s worth remembering that even after a publishing house has acquired the rights, it could still be years until the book actually hits shelves – although we hope it doesn’t take that long. As always, MuggleNet will keep you updated on all the latest developments!

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.