J.K. Rowling Not Done with Harry Potter, Says Spin-Off, 'Director's Cut' of Existing Books Possible

Though she just finished her first adult novel after writing exclusively about Harry Potter for over a decade, J.K. Rowling says she's not done writing for younger readers, and could even return to the world of Hogwarts if inspiration should strike.

Speaking with the BBC, Rowling said having to rush through the Harry Potter novels forced her to release "a couple" of them at least a year before their time.

"I had to write on the run and there were times when it was really tough," she said. "And I read them, and I think 'Oh God, maybe I'll go back and do a director's cut', I don't know."

Later in the interview, Rowling revealed that another Harry Potter book is still very much on the table.

"I don't want to go mechanically back into that world and pick up a load of odds and ends and glue them together and say, 'Here we go, we can sell this,'" she told BBC arts editor Will Gompertz. "But if I did have a great idea for something else, I probably would do it."

She didn't say much about what sort of follow-up fans might expect, but did note that she's "very averse" to writing a prequel or a sequel. "A sidestep could maybe..." she said, trailing off. "Well, we'll see."

Rowling's already well-reviewed book for adults, The Casual Vacancy, is due out tomorrow.

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