At London’s Palace Theater, fans of J.K. Rowling can leap back into her now-familiar magical world of a certain boy wizard. In “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” a new stage play told in two parts, Harry is back, but…
By PBS NewsHour
British actor Alan Rickman, known for the rich intonations he brought to his stage and cinema characters, died in London, his family confirmed Thursday. He was 69.
By Joshua Barajas
2015 brought a number of great additions to the literary world, and as the year winds down we wanted to share some of our favorites with you.
Here are three things J.K. Rowling told NPR about her writing method.
By Colleen Shalby
By Wahyd Vannoni What's in a name? Quite a lot when it comes to book sales. J.K. Rowling, above, reads the first pages of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows." Photo courtesy of Flickr user Ran Yaniv Hartstein. Is there…
By Extra DA
The last week of September marks National Banned Books Week. Here are seven books both modern and classic that have been banned or challenged in the past decade. Each book has also been featured on the NewsHour broadcast or website.
The Harry Potter books enjoy a massive following, but they have sparked questions about the future of young people and reading. The chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and a librarian dicuss the impact of the series.
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