J.K. Rowling is back at work



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J.K. Rowling


J.K. Rowling has said she is back at work, just days after her final Harry Potter book was published, BBC News Online reports.

In an interview with USA Today, the author said she was sad the Harry Potter series had come to an end, but would not stop writing.

“I’m sort of writing two things at the moment,” she said. “One is for children and the other is not for children.”

Eleven million copies of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows were sold in the first 24 hours of publication.

Rowling, 41, said she expected to drop one of her two new books, which is what happened when she started writing Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the 1990s.

“The weird thing is that this is exactly the way I started writing Harry,” she said.

“I was writing two things simultaneously for a year before Harry took over. So one will oust the other in due course, and I’ll know that’s my next thing.”

Some 325 million copies of the first six volumes have been sold worldwide, and the books have been translated into 64 languages.