Today’s top item in Book News: Ginny Weasley, the freckly, flame-haired girl who later marries Harry Potter, grows up to be a sports journalist, according to new writing from J.K. Rowling on the website Pottermore. (Login required.) The stories are Ginny’s dispatches from the 2014 Quidditch World Cup for the magical newspaper The Daily Prophet. “Not a single Quaffle thrown, not a single Snitch caught, but the 427th Quidditch World Cup is already mired in controversy,” she writes. “Magizoologists have congregated in the desert to contain the mayhem and Healers have attended more than 300 crowd members suffering from shock, broken bones and bites.”
Also today, Ian McEwan on having dinner with Salman Rushdie during the fatwa, and James Salter remembers Peter Matthiessen. Read more here.
- Girl in audience: Woo!
- Bo Burnham: I'm giving you attention girl that's wooing, are you happy now?
- Girl: I love you!
- Bo: You love me? That's very nice. You love the idea of me, you don't know me, but that's okay. It's called a parasocial relationship, it goes one way and is ultimately destructive, but please, keep buying all my shit forever. That's how it works. Capitalism, I'm trapped, it's terrible, I'm a horrible person.