J.K. Rowling Publishes History of the Quidditch World Cup, Part 1 Online


Having now finished writing The History of the Quidditch World CupJ.K. Rowling has today published the first half of the book online for free. The second half will also be made available next week.

The new content has been published on Rowling’s official Harry Potter digital platform Pottermore, and is one of the longest pieces of original content to have been posted on the site. According to Deadline, Part One of The History of the Quidditch World  Cup includes:

“historical background about the tournament, information about how the tournament works, and examples of controversial tournaments, including the infamous 1877 match played in Kazakhstan’s Ryn Desert now known as the Tournament that Nobody Remembers.”

Meanwhile Part Two, which is set to be published on Friday 21st March, will feature recaps of memorable matches post-1990. Said Susan L. Jurevics, Pottermore’s Chief Executive Officer:

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to publish such an imaginative and engaging story from J.K. Rowling about the history of the Wizarding world’s most exciting sport. We’re committed to being the only digital destination where fans can discover new original content about the world of Harry Potter from J.K. Rowling.”

J.K. Rowling is currently in the process of promoting a seven-book series which will follow on from her novel The Cuckoo’s Calling, published last year under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The second novel in the series, The Silkworm, will be published on 19th June.

Sources: Deadline | The Mary Sue | Pottermore

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