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JK Rowling reveals she is considering going back to ‘Harry Potter’


JK Rowling. Photo: Getty Images

JK Rowling. Photo: Getty Images

JK Rowling. Photo: Getty Images

HARRY Potter author JK Rowling has revealed she is considering going back to her Harry Potter novels and releasing a ‘director’s cut’.

The author explained many of the novels were written under intense pressure and now that the series is finished, she would like to go back and perfect them.

She told BBC news: “There were a couple of the Potters and I definitely knew that they needed another year.

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

However she added: “But you know what, I'm proud I was writing under the conditions under which I was writing, no-one will ever know how tough it was at times."

Rowling’s first adult novel ‘The Casual Vacancy’ is released tomorrow, however she has warned parents the book isn’t suitable for children fans of the Potter series.

"I hope that we've made it really clear that this isn't a book for children", she said.

She also said that her Harry Potter success has meant that she now has "nothing to prove" as an author.

"I certainly don't mean that in an arrogant way," she explained, "I certainly don't mean that I think I can't improve as a writer.

"But Harry Potter truly liberated me in the sense that there's only one reason to write, for me - if I genuinely have something I want to say, and I want to publish it", she said.

However Rowling stated her next novel will more than likely be aimed at children: "I think it very likely that the next thing I publish will be for kids.

"I have a children's book that I really like. It's for slightly younger children than the Potter books", she added.