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J.K. Rowling Wrote A Fairy Tale But You'll Probably Never Get To Read It

By Aimee Lutkin

J.K. Rowling is our trickiest yet most beloved children's book author. She's always apologizing for the adored characters she very deliberately killed, or owning politicians on Twitter. She's very inspiring, but she also plays with our emotions, is all I'm saying. Now in an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, she admits that she wrote a fairy tale that will probably never be published. In fact, to read it, you'd basically have to break into her house, sneak into her closet, and steal one of her dresses.

In the interview, Amanpour asks her, "I read that you were considering writing a political book for children, young people?" 

That sounds great and I would read, but it turns out the whole thing fell apart and somehow ended up on a dress Rowling was literally wearing for her birthday.

"On my 50th -- the theme of my 50th birthday, which I held at Halloween, even though that's not really my birthday, was come as your own private nightmare," she explains. "And I went as a lost manuscript. And I wrote over a dress most of that book. So that book, I don't know whether it will ever be published, but it's actually hanging in a wardrobe currently."