The Harry Potter series has attracted a lot of media attention. This category is for media articles relating to the books.
Danny Yee's Book Reviews: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The first Harry Potter book reviewed by Danny Yee.
Guardian Books Special Reports: Harry Potter
Archive of news, comments, interviews, and audio clips related to the author and the books.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
Review by Kristyn Starr at
Harry Potter Banned from Paper's Bestseller List
Guardian Unlimited article on why Harry Potter books are not included in the Sunday Times bestseller list.
Quick Quote Quill
An archive of JK Rowling's interviews and quotes. Harry Potter Articles
Salon Magazine article archive for Harry Potter related stories.
The Sorcerers' Apprentice
Where did Harry learn his trade? Giles Foden gives a short history of wizards in literature. From The Guardian.
Spellbinding Textbooks
Linda Richards reviews the two booklets written for the benefit of Comic Relief, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and "Quidditch Through the Ages": "both books [...] serve to illustrate quite graphically why [Rowling's] Harry Potter series of books has been so successful: Rowling understands the world she has created perfectly." (March 2001)
An Improbable Sequel: Harry Potter and the Ivory Tower
NY Times article (requires registration) on International Congress on Medieval Studies, where "the persistence of medieval archetypes in popular culture" was discussed - in works by J.K. Rowling and J.R.R. Tolkien (May 12, 2001)
'Potter' Web fans organize boycott
USA Today article about the reaction to lawyers trying to shut down Harry Potter fan sites. (February 22, 2001)
Second time's still a charm
USA Today review of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by Cathy Hainer. (December 28, 2000)
Harry Potter Fans Detect Devilish Discrepancy
Garth Johnston's Salon Magazine article on possible discrepancies in the Harry Potter series. (July 24, 2000)
All Aboard the Potter Express
Alan Cowell's New York Times article about J.K. Rowling's real life trip across Britain on the Hogwarts Express. (July 10, 2000)
Harry's Real Magic
Review of Harry Potter vol. 4 by Linda Richards, editor of January Magazine. (July 01, 2000)
Besotted With Potter
William Safire New York Times essay on why he thinks J. K. Rowling not winning a top literary prize was the right thing. Registration required. (January 27, 2000)
Harry Potter, the Closet Wizard
Recycled in Slate: In South Carolina, the state board of education is considering whether the popular Harry Potter children's books should be banned from school libraries because of their upbeat depiction of witchcraft, wizardry, and other dark arts. (October 26, 1999)
Lord of the Golden Snitch
Review of Harry Potter vol. 3 by Gregory Maguire (New York Times). (September 05, 1999)
Wild about Harry
Review of Harry Potter vol. 3 by Linda Richards, editor of January Magazine. (September 01, 1999)
Funny, moving and impressive ...
Review of Harry Potter vol. 1 by Michael Winerip (New York Times).[Requires free registration]. (February 14, 1999)
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