Author of the wildly popular Harry Potter franchise, J.K. Rowling, gives her first live US TV interview since the release of her newest novel, The Casual Vacancy, revealing why she wanted to write an adult fiction book. On CBS This Morning the writer not only talks about her new book, she dishes on her fans and what she hopes to accomplish next.
“Obviously I was aware that people were expecting and waiting, and people were asking me all the time, literally in the street ‘what are you doing?’ but at the same time, I was relishing having a private world in my head again that no one knew about,” she says on whether or not she felt any pressure while writing The Casual Vacancy.
Gayle King met with some of J.K’s fans outside the studio and asked what her fans mean to her, with J.K. admitting: “Everything obviously… readers like that is sort of what writers dream about. To have people who understand your work to that degree and these are people who grew up with my books.”
Continuing on about her devoted fans, the author says she’s “never yet come up with an adequate response, because literally my heart is too full to say thank you. I’ve had people say Hogwarts was a safe place to go, who maybe weren’t having the happiest time, and nothing is better than to hear that.”
Speaking of Hogwarts, will J.K. Rowling pen another Harry Potter book? “I’ve always said I won’t say never, but I have no plans,” she reveals. “I think that Harry’s story is pretty much done.”
Watch the rest of J.K. Rowling’s interview on CBS This Morning below!