JK Rowling

22 February 2019 #581

Cover Story: JK Rowling

JK Rowling, the woman behind the magic


With the arrival of the stage-sensation Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Australian shores, we have got Potter fever! We trace the evolution of the Harry Potter world, and the marvellous Muggle behind it all – JK Rowling.

Plus, take a peek behind the curtain at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, with an interview with director John Tiffany about what makes the play so magical. And it's time to dust off your Omnioculars and join the Ugandan Quidditch team on their quest to make the Quidditch World Cup.

Also in this edition:

• John McEnroe remains one of the most popular and fascinating faces in tennis. We speak to the director of a new doco that looks at his almost-perfect playing record.
• Julia Jacklin talks touring, being a people-pleaser and putting the personal into her new album, Crushing.
• Muso-turned-author Peggy Frew reveals all about her much-anticipated new novel.
•   A true crime mystery that remains unsolved, and the mother who is still haunted by questions unanswered.
•   MKR’s Manu Feildel shares his memories of his mum’s Roast Chook with Tarragon in Tastes Like Home.
•   In Vendor Tour, Mark recommends his favourite laneways, restaurants and sight
of Melbourne’s CBD and beyond.

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