Discussion: The Age of The Digital Author

Today’s Digital Author

  • Neville Longbottom married Hufflepuff Hannah Abbott, and she was to become the landlady at the iconic Leaky Cauldron Pub.
  • Harry himself made sure that the portrait of Snape made it into the Headmaster’s Office, but she doubts that he ever went to speak to it.
  • Voldemort’s death broke the curse on the Defense Against the Dark Arts teaching position; now a wizard or witch can hold it for more than a year.
  • She regrets the end relationships and feels Harry and Hermione should have been together instead of Ron and Hermione.
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is approved as canon.
  • That Hermione was never written as white. Rowling tweeted “Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione.”
  • Through Twitter she has revealed that there was a Jewish wizard at Hogwarts (Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw), that there were LGBT students at Hogwarts, and that there were students of every religion . . . except Wiccans.
  • The existence of world-wide wizarding schools, and that American non-wizards are referred to as no-majs instead of muggles
  • In 2007 she revealed that she’d always viewed Dumbledore as gay.
  • These are just some of the revelations J.K. Rowling has announced. To see more details on these revelations and to see a full list of other post-Harry Potter announcements, go here.

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