J.K. Rowling is the subject of a new bibliography, “J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013,” and it reportedly divulges tons of secrets and behind-the-scenes tidbits from the “Harry Potter” series!
In one revealing passage, The Guardian reports that J.K. wrote to her editor while towards the end of “Prisoner of Azkaban”: “Finally! I’ve read this book so much I’m sick of it, I never read either of the others over and over again when editing them, but I really had to this time…If you think it needs more work, I’m willing and able, but I do think this draft represents an improvement on the first; the dementors are much more of a presence this time round, I think.”
Other tidbits revealed include:
- “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” also could have been titled “Harry Potter and the Death Eaters,” “Harry Potter and the Fire Goblet” and “Harry Potter and the Three Champions.”
- The manuscript for “The Order of the Phoenix” was handed over in a London pub.
- J.K.‘s editor called “Chamber of Secrets” long, to which J.K. replied, “I’ve done more to it than you suggested, but I am very happy with it now, which wasn’t the case before. The hard work, the significant rewrites I wanted to do, are over, so if it needs more cuts after this, I’m ready to make them, speedily…”