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J. K. Rowling Was Just Kidding About Not Writing Anymore Harry Potter Books

The author is coming out with three new short stories set in the wizarding world this September.
August 17, 2016, 8:40pm
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Even though J. K. Rowling said at the beginning of August that she was done with Harry Potter, the author can't seem to stop churning out stories from the wizarding universe she created. On Wednesday, Rowling announced that she'll be publishing three new short stories based around Hogwarts in September, TIME reports.

The three titles will serve as background to some secondary Potter characters and their time at Hogwarts before Harry arrived, like the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them guidebook that inspired the upcoming film.

Power, Politics, and Pesky Poltergeists centers on Voldemort's ties with Professor Horace Slughorn at Hogwarts; Heroism, Hardship, and Dangerous Hobbies offers a look into Professor McGonagall's roots; and Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide provides readers with everything they ever wanted to know about Harry's prestigious wizarding school.

Whereas Harry Potter and the Cursed Child—the new play co-written by Rowling—is basically the Rugrats All Growed Up of the series, the three new stories serve as a bit of a prequel. According to TIME, they'll also be a little darker and grittier, since the people who originally grew up with the books are grown adults now and can probably handle it.

The three new ebooks are scheduled for release on September 6.

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