Rowling Denies Writer's Block Rumors (

By:Frank Kurtz
Date: Friday, August 10, 2001
Source: Associated Press

J. K. Rowling is personally debunking rumors that a writer's block is what is preventing the fifth HARRY POTTER novel from getting written and published for 2001. The rumor had been reported by the UK's The Scotsman newspaper.

Rowling swiftly responded to the rumor in a letter to the paper, stating, "There is no writer's block - on the contrary, I am writing away very happily."

Regarding the as yet untitled fifth book's release date, Rowling says, "As I, my publishers and my agent have stated since the publication of GOBLET OF FIRE in July 2000, there was never any intention of publishing the fifth HARRY POTTER in 2001, nor has any deadline ever been set for the delivery of the manuscript."