Here’s a J. K. Rowling interview from the Today Show about her future plans (which don’t include writing another Harry Potter book, though she does insist she will write more books for kids).  Her charity, Lumos, is focussed on relieving the condition of children in “orphanages” around the world — 80% of whom are apparently not orphans! The problem is poverty: as she says “If you are faced with a situation where you’re being told your child can starve or we’ll put it in an institution and it’ll be fed, what are you going to chose?”

If I’d made something like a billion dollars from my writing, I’d like to think I’d come up with as good an idea. Of course she shouldn’t write any more Harry Potter books: there are better things to do.

(Link via The Passive Voice.)