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J.K. Rowling Announces New ‘Harry Potter’ Backstory Tale

J K Rowling Announces New Harry Potter Backstory Tale Variety


It’s no Halloween trick: There’s more witchcraft and wizardry in store for “Harry Potter” fans, who can expect a new tale from author J.K. Rowling on Oct. 31.

In an announcement posted to, Rowling reveals that she has penned a new 1,700-word story that will offer “revealing first-person” thoughts about former Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge.

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That's awesome! Hopefully the first of many...

As Pottermore itself wrote, “Umbridge is not only one of the most malicious Potter characters—she is the only person other than Lord Voldemort to leave a permanent physical scar on Harry.” Umbridge scarred Harry with a Blood Quill, an object of dark magic that uses the blood of its user as ink.

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