The Thursday Book Beat: The Harry Potter Play Is A Sequel!

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The Harry Potter Play: The Unusual Sequel

The play we all thought was just a random Harry Potter play is actually the sequel fans have been eagerly waiting for. The Cursed Child (part 1 & 2) is all about Harry’s youngest son Albus Severus Potter:

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

The only way to experience this sequel is to travel to England where it’ll be playing at the London’s Palace Theatre. Priority booking for tickets on Wednesday was a hassle for many with people getting tickets for October 2016 but the tickets for the public don’t go on sale until Friday. Good luck everyone!

Author James Dawson Comes Out As Transgender

Woot! Congrats.

Gabriel García Márquez’s Personal Material Available To Researchers

The collection spans more than 60 years and includes manuscripts, photographs, letters and other personal material from one of the giants of 20th century literature. It was acquired last year by the university’s Harry Ransom Center, one of the world’s largest collectors of humanities original source material.

I haven’t had the chance to read Márquez’s work but I have had the experience of going through an author’s personal works in an archive before and it was fantastic.

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