JK Rowling is currently promoting her new novel, ‘The Casual Vacancy’, and has talked about what she would do differently with the Harry Potter series, given the chance.
In an interview with BBC, she said, “I read them, and I think ‘Oh God, maybe I’ll go back and do a director’s cut,’” Rowling said. “I don’t know.”
She did say, “where Harry’s story is considered, I’m done”, meaning that she won’t go back and write a follow up to what has happened to him after – although the epilogue at the end of the series did a pretty neat job of tying up any questions about his future.
However, she says she wouldn’t mind writing another story set in the same universe, saying, “"I don't want to go mechanically back into that world and pick up a load of odds and ends and glue them together and say, 'Here we go, we can sell this. It would make a mockery of what those books were to me.”
"But ... if I did have a great idea for something else, I probably would do it. I am very averse to the prequel-sequel idea. A sidestep could maybe ... well, we'll see."
The Casual Vacancy, her first novel for adults, will be released tomorrow.