New Harry Potter Book – Bestselling author J.K. Rowling told Time magazine she was no longer ruling out a new book in the popular Harry Potter series.

New Harry Potter book 8 in the works

In an interview for Time magazine’s 2007 Person of the Year, Rowling said a new Harry Potter book 8 was a possibility, saying she has had “weak moments” when she has said “Yeah, all right” to an eighth book.

Rowling was runnerup in Time’s Person of the Year list for 2007 to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Rowling told Time that her central protagonist, aka Harry Potter, would be unlikely to be featured in any future books.

“If – and it’s a big if – I ever write an eighth book, I doubt that Harry would be the central character. I feel I’ve already told his story,” she said.

“But these are big ifs. Let’s give it 10 years.”

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling

Previously, J.K. Rowling had always insisted that there would never be a new Harry Potter book 8.

The seventh installment in the Harry Potter series – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – became the fastest-selling book ever when it was released in July, 2007.  

And that’s the latest news on a potential eighth new Harry Potter book.