Today Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling announced that she is releasing a standalone children’s fairytale book, chapter by chapter, starting today, May 26th. It’s called The Ickabog, and it’s an idea that has been tumbling around in Rowling’s head since her Harry Potter days.
A few weeks ago at dinner, the author tentatively mooted the idea of getting The Ickabog down from the attic and publishing it for free, for children in lockdown. Rowling will be posting a chapter (or two, or three) every weekday between May 26th May and July 10th on The Ickabog website.
In November 2020, The Ickabog will be published and available for purchase.
Read the latest chapters HERE.