Life after the Harry Potter series

I was intrigued to read an article at BuzzFeed titled ‘28 Things That Happened After The Harry Potter Books Ended‘.  Apparently J. K. Rowling has given hints and clues about the characters in the series during interviews and other appearances, and the author of the article put them all together to provide a composite portrait of what happened.

An example:

Hermione [Granger] began her post-Hogwarts career at the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures where she was instrumental in greatly improving life for house-elves and their ilk. She then moved (despite her jibe to Scrimgeour) to the Department of Magical Law Enforcement where she was a progressive voice who ensured the eradication of oppressive, pro-pureblood laws.

There’s more at the link.  Interesting reading for those of us (including yours truly) who thoroughly enjoyed the books (and the movies, although I didn’t watch any of them – I thought they’d have spoiled the books for me).

I hope Ms. Rowling decides to write about her protagonists’ post-Hogwarts lives one day.  I’ll stand in line to buy the books!



  1. And here I'd thought that having solved all of Hogswarts' problems, Harry had moved to Chicago and changed his last name to Dresden.

  2. I suspect I wasn't the only one who was bothered by the ending of the last book.

    You really can't tell that, other than the characters being "ok", the status quo has really changed.

    The ending left me with the impression that, in the long run, it was all for nothing.

    This article was both a revelation and a relief.

  3. Did anyone notice that barely any of the heroes went into or created a private business but rather went to work for the government?


  4. Peter, I recently stumbled onto a very, VERY intelligent parody of HP:

    Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

    which is difficult to explain, but I'd be very surprised if you didn't enjoy.
    Every inch of wall space is covered by a bookcase. Each bookcase has six shelves, going almost to the ceiling. Some bookshelves are stacked to the brim with hardback books: science, maths, history, and everything else. Other shelves have two layers of paperback science fiction, with the back layer of books propped up on old tissue boxes or lengths of wood, so that you can see the back layer of books above the books in front. And it still isn't enough. Books are overflowing onto the tables and the sofas and making little heaps under the windows.

    This is the living-room of the house occupied by the eminent Professor Michael Verres-Evans, and his wife, Mrs. Petunia Evans-Verres, and their adopted son, Harry James Potter-Evans-Verres…


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