JK Rowling, whose wizarding world of Harry Potter has breathed new life into an entire generation of readers when it first appeared, is still a beloved book series to the original fans and to new readers who continue to discover the books and movies. Rowling’s digital site, Pottermore, continues to grow in membership as new features and content adaptations are created.
Now, Rowling has released through the site a new piece of content that first appeared just as a mention in one of her original Harry Potter books. “History of the Quidditch World Cup” is only mentioned in passing as a reading material in Harry’s world, but now Rowling has written the title and published it on Pottermore, making it one of the longest pieces of new content to appear on the site.
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to publish such an imaginative and engaging story from J.K. Rowling about the history of the Wizarding world’s most exciting sport,” said Susan L. Jurevics, Chief Executive Officer, Pottermore. “We’re committed to being the only digital destination where fans can discover new original content about the world of Harry Potter from J.K. Rowling. ‘History of the Quidditch World Cup’ helps us not only fulfill that mission, but it also serves to entertain and delight our community.”
The first portion of the book is available on the site now, and the second installment will appear on March 21st.