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Quotes from JKR on adults reading the books? - The Phantom Librarian
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Quotes from JKR on adults reading the books?
I tried Accio Quote and didn't see anything.

We're going to do a display of purportedly children's books that adults read and enjoy, and I wanted to put in some quotes about it. There are plenty in "On Three Ways of Writing for Children," and I believe there's a Stephen King quote in "On Writing" about reading Harry Potter because it's a good read (I think there are more in his EW column, too, but I'll have to go looking). But I thought Jo might have said something at some point... anyone remember?
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withanie From: withanie Date: May 21st, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Some non-JKR quotes, perhaps? :)


C S Lewis said, "No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond."

And Madeleine L'Engle said, "You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."

Fantasists ARE good sources for that sort of thing. But I don't know any by JKR. :(
sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: May 21st, 2011 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's a great quote from the Times of London about adults over interpreting HP.
jetamors From: jetamors Date: May 21st, 2011 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe this? "There is a perception on the part of some people that children's books are worth less than adult books," says Rowling. She is catching her breath - as if it were possible for the mother of a busyfive-year-old - back in her new house in Edinburgh after an 11-day, five-city tour of the US. "I'm very frequently asked: `When are you going to write your adult book?' If a book appeals, it's going to appeal to everyone."

Also, I know Tolkien talks about fairy tales not just being for children in "On Fairy Stories"; part of it might be quotable.
kiwi_kimi From: kiwi_kimi Date: May 21st, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I found a couple, though they mightn't be quite what you're after. This is supposedly from an interview with USA Today, discussing whether she might go on to write an "adult" book:

"I don't really feel I have to prove I can write for adults, because I have already written for adults."

And this with Newsweek:

"I wasn’t really aware that it was a children’s book. I really wrote it for me. It was what I found funny and what I liked."

A couple of similar quotes here: http://www.mania.com/harry-pottermania-vancouver-jk-rowling_article_25917.html
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