Apr 16, 2014 — Ian McEwan talks about having dinner with Salman Rushdie, who had a fatwa out against him; Man Booker winner Eleanor Catton writes about the process of finding inspiration.
Nov 19, 2013 — The USPS is banking that Harry Potter buffs will scoop up the limited-edition stamps, which feature stills from the eight Harry Potter films. But not everyone's a fan; critics say the new products are too commercial — and that a British import doesn't belong on a U.S. stamp.
Sep 12, 2013 — The author of the incredibly successful Harry Potter books, which went on to be incredibly successful movies, has made a deal with Warner Bros. The plan is for a series of movies based on "Newt Scamander," writer of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them textbook in the Potter stories.
Jul 5, 2013 — Also: Harry Potter's Diagon Alley is now walkable, sort of, in Google Streetview; Jane Smiley on Alice Munro's retirement; a "review" of America.
Mar 29, 2013 — Best known as Harry Potter's cruel Muggle uncle, Griffiths also was an accomplished stage actor. Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry, says Griffiths' "encouragement, tutelage and humor" made him a joy to work with.
Jun 23, 2011 — Author J.K. Rowling says the website will be a "safe, unique online reading experience" built around her Harry Potter books. And that she'll be sharing "additional information I've been hoarding for years" about the wizard and his world.
Jan 31, 2011 — It's a tale that sounds like something the fictional wizard might have been able to survive, not a landfill manager from Glasgow named Adam Potter. But that's what happened.
May 10, 2010 — "Harry Potter And The Filler Of Big"...on Chinese Harry Potter bootlegs.
Sep 10, 2009 — The Times reports on the three most popular books in the Guantanamo Bay library.
Sep 9, 2008 — A New York judge ruled Steven Jan Vander Ark's Harry Potter Lexicon borrowed too much from the series, amounting to plagiarism. Where would you have drawn the line?