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J.K. Rowling gets ‘substantial’ charity payout over leaked pseudonym

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling on Wednesday accepted a “substantial” donation to charity from the law firm which leaked the fact she had written a crime novel under a pseudonym. Russells, which specialises in entertainment law, will pay damages to a charity supporting soldiers after admitting exposing her as the…

J. K. Rowling to release book for adults

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has written a novel for adults, which she said would be “very different” from her best-selling books about the boy wizard, her publishers announced Thursday. Publishers Little, Brown said they would release further details about the book, including the title and worldwide publishing date…

Quidditch World Cup comes to New York City

More than 40 broomstick-riding teams are competing in the two-day Quidditch world cup tournament in New York City. Long a fictional fixture of the Harry Potter novels and movies about teenage wizards, the sport features players who fly on broomsticks. But in real life, the rules have been adapted to…

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