J.K. Rowling wrote a brief news story about Harry Potter, featuring the character as an adult for the first time since the conclusion of her book series nearly seven years ago. This story is the latest in a series about the the Quidditch World Cup. Rowling has been writing these stories at Pottermore over the course of the months leading up to the actual World Cup. Written from the perspective of gossip journalist Rita Skeeter — a name that’s pulled right out of the Harry Potter books — the column runs across details on Harry at age 34, as well as his wife, closest friends, and a few more of the book series’ recurring characters.
Rita Skeeter’s news briefing includes plenty of insulting references to characters’ looks and speculation about the state of their marriages. (It also gives us a lot of information about what other characters have been doing in the aftermath of the novels.)
It’s the first time J.K. Rowling has written about her main characters as adults since the epilogue of Deathly Hallows. Although Rowling’s spokesperson told The Bookseller that the author has “no plans” to write any more about the adult Harry, we hold out hope for a recurring short story series about the beloved Chosen One.