I suppose most of you haven’t even had time to realise I’ve updated previous to this post. Anyways.
So if any of you are unaware, JK Rowling has given an interview with Steven Fry, who did the voice narration in the video game Harry and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
At any rate, Radio Times has given an excerpt of the interview, which will be aired on BBC Radio4 December 10th at 9am GMT and re-aired on Christmas Eve at 5pm:
SF Is it really true that you’ve got it [the end of the story] all planned out?
JKR Yes, I do know what’s going to happen in the end. And occasionally I get cold shivers when someone guesses at something that’s very close, and then I panic and I think “Oh, is it very obvious?” and then someone says something that’s so off the wall that I think “No, it’s clearly not that obvious!”
So much that happens in [book] six relates to what happens in [book] seven. In six, although there is an ending that could be seen as definitive in one sense, you very strongly feel the plot is not over this time and it will continue. It’s an odd feeling, for the first time I’m very aware that I’m finishing.