September 20, 2002
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JK Rowling's expecting - twice over. A new baby's on the way and the new book's almost finished. Ain't life grand.
posted by zimbobzim (10 comments total)
And she beat that lawsuit from a children's author who claimed she stole the muggle idea.
posted by zimbobzim at 7:32 AM on September 20, 2002

I just hope the baby's hers....
posted by terrymiles at 7:44 AM on September 20, 2002

Very similar experiences, I imagine. speaking as a male author
posted by gottabefunky at 8:05 AM on September 20, 2002

I'm going to buy her kid that broom--you know, the one that vibrates.
posted by Fabulon7 at 8:26 AM on September 20, 2002

No one should complain that much. Look at how long it's taken Robert Caro to finish his new book Master of the Senate! He's been writing about Lyndon Johnson for more than 25 years!
posted by PoliticalJunkie at 8:29 AM on September 20, 2002

Hey, some of us are still holding our breath waiting for Gunther Schuller to come out with a follow-up to The Swing Era. It's been a dozen years -- don't leave us stranded in 1945, Gunther!
posted by languagehat at 9:11 AM on September 20, 2002

And don't forget about J.D. Salinger. Will we ever read another book from him? Is he really still writing up there in Vermont?
posted by PoliticalJunkie at 9:42 AM on September 20, 2002

Fannie Flagg (Fried Green Tomatoes) often goes 5 to 8 years between novels. And look at Donna Tartt. The Secret History came out in 1992 so that will make it 10 years. Boy I can't wait for her new novel, it is supposed to be out this fall.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 10:05 AM on September 20, 2002

And when's the next Bible coming out? That things been mouldering for centuries. There are so many unresolved issues!
posted by poseur at 10:26 AM on September 20, 2002

Noting the direction of this thread, where in the seven hells is the second volume of Simon Callow's Orson Welles biography?
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 10:30 AM on September 20, 2002

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