Harry Potter author clarifies No discontent for Jews; New book is out

Friday, Dec 19, 2014,20:26 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Los Angeles | Author J K Rowling said the ‘Harry Potter’ school Hogwarts would have been home to all kinds of students. The 49-year-old author addressed the issue of why there were no Jewish students at the school in her books during a Twitter session, reported People magazine.
She explained that this was incorrect, that Anthony Goldstein, a Ravenclaw pupil, was in fact a Jewish wizard. The ‘Harry Potter’ series author took to Twitter to set the record straight. If Harry Potter taught us anything it’s that no one should live in a closet, she tweeted along with a picture. She added that the only people she didn’t imagine at Hogwarts were ‘Wiccans’ and also explained the reason behind it.
To everyone asking whether their religion/ belief/ non-belief system is represented at Hogwarts: the only people I never imagined there are Wiccans. It’s a different concept of magic to the one laid out in the books, so I don’t really see how they can co-exist, Rowling said.
Rowling has released new writings on the Pottermore website, including a back story to Dolores Umbridge and new stories concerning Draco Malfoy for the Christmas event, which started on December 12.